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.
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.
The Clutha District Council has dumped 26 projects worth $686,856 - approved in its annual plan - into its long-term plan.
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.
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.
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.
It is a family affair.
Stop calling it South Otago - it's Clutha, the the region's tourism authority insists.
Balclutha retailers and residents are keen for plans to upgrade the town centre to finally become reality.
A new look for Balclutha's main street will proceed after the Clutha District Council voted yesterday to sign off on the town's $2.6 million streetscape upgrade by the narrowest of margins.
Police have concerns about the motives behind damage wrought on an untenanted property in Clinton's main road.
A Catlins-based conservation group fears its efforts to preserve critically endangered wildlife has been put at risk because of a change in the Department of Conservation's community funding strategy.
The Clutha district's plans to honour the Great War would run over budget, Mayor Bryan Cadogan said yesterday.
Gore residents are worried about the cost of clean air.
The Catlins village of Tahakopa was once brimming with life.
Few cars represent a subculture more clearly than the hot rod.
Anzac Day could become more meaningful for the younger generation from next year, with funding approved to move Heriot's war memorial and the project given the go-ahead.
The Pomahaka River in South Otago breached its banks and was flooding paddocks in the Clydevale area on Tuesday.
Construction of the $2.3 million Tuapeka Aquatic Centre will begin on October 13.