Balclutha's Joan Hasler got a first-hand look at Cambodia's poverty and its slums last month.
The woman who resigned from a school board of trustees saying her concerns over the effects of Wi-Fi in classrooms were not being taken seriously is a shareholder and director of a Balclutha internet service provider.
A tractor fire in West Otago this month marked the beginning of a new era in a fire-fighting family dynasty.
Security at staff bases will be improved and new, smaller exercise yards built in a $3.4million upgrade at the Otago Corrections Facility at Milburn next year.
The business part of the ''Battle for our Birds'' took just over three hours at the Catlins Maclennan Forest on Sunday.
The kettle drum rolled, then the crack of percussionist Rob Craigie's ''thunder'' saw the pupils of Rosebank School jump back in their seats and sit to attention for a 40-minute concert of classical music.
First-year agriculture student John-Kurt Burnett, of Whangarei, leads the Telford Pipe Band and the Telford graduation parade along Clyde St on Friday.
Tenders closed this month on the first rating sale in the Clutha district since 2011, but there is no indication a sale has been made.
The Mayor of Gore has cautiously welcomed the $8.65million sale of a Southland dairy farm by Solid Energy to a foreign buyer.
The weather could not have been more different for some farmers in Otago and Southland. While southerners struggle in the cold and wet, their northern counterparts wait for rain. Hamish MacLean and Sally Rae report.
Whether the road to Nugget Point should be sealed is being debated by both tourists and the Clutha District Council.
Three empty Housing New Zealand homes in Milton could be sold to first-time buyers under a scheme to get more people into home ownership.
The capital value of farms in the Clutha district has jumped nearly 25% while the value of the rest of the district's property remained more or less unchanged.
On December 1, the alcohol limits for drivers aged 20 years and over were lowered, creating concern among the hospitality industry about how it would affect their customers. Otago Daily Times regional reporters find out how rural hoteliers are responding.
Rose the red Friesian once again paraded her way to championship status at the Tokomairiro A&P show at the weekend.
Efforts to save Westpac's Milton branch fell on deaf ears, Clutha District councillor Gaynor Finch says.