Southland farmers will not know until next autumn the full story about what killed hundreds of dairy cows this winter.
Hundreds of Clutha farmers are being urged to work together to improve the water quality of five of the district's troubled river catchments.
The Clutha District Council has put three Clinton properties up for sale because of non-payment of rates.
Gore Mayor Tracy Hicks says he expects his council to support a proposed submission on Environment Southland's plans to improve air quality.
Rural doctors receiving training for some minor specialist procedures could help the Southern District Health Board achieve its goal of getting more services for less cost, Clutha Health First chief executive Ray Anton says.
Three South Otago families who lost men in action in World War 1 and are represented on Balclutha's War Memorial feature in a new exhibition at the South Otago Museum in Balclutha, writes Hamish MacLean.
Legislation dating back to 1968 has tripped up the Clutha Licensing Trust after an Audit New Zealand audit last year found two board members had a potential conflict of interest.
Vertical gardens, or ''living walls'', could be the ''X-factor'' many had asked for during Balclutha's main street upgrade consultation, Clutha district councillor Hamish Anderson said.
Poet Laureate Hone Tuwhare's legacy has been drawing people to the Catlins, where he lived for the last 16 years of his life, producing four books.
The Clutha District Council has dumped 26 projects worth $686,856 - approved in its annual plan - into its long-term plan.
More patients needing bed care hospital services are being treated in Balclutha's Clutha Health First rural hospital than previously.
Clutha Mayor Bryan Cadogan's youth employment initiative is so effective at getting young people into work, the Ready, Steady, Work scheme has expanded beyond the district's border.
Dead and dying willows on the shores of Lake Waihola are signs of progress in the battle to improve the quality of the lake. Hamish MacLean reports on the struggle, which is being led by the local community.
The murder of 18-year-old Michael Hutchings in Kaitangata is one of the memories Sergeant Craig Dinnissen will take with him as he contemplated his last day on the job yesterday in his hometown of Balclutha, before leaving for a new position in Dunedin.