An 18-year-old South Otago youth escaped with minor injuries when his car crashed yesterday afternoon.
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A public meeting to discuss progress on establishing a writer's residency at the late poet Hone Tuwhare's Kaka Point crib will be held in the township tomorrow.
A central Balclutha playground will be upgraded later this year.
Two new sponsorship projects have been launched to help fund the $2.85 million West Otago Health Centre in Tapanui, which is under construction.
A paperwork delay has frustrated community efforts to replace Lawrence's ageing swimming pool.
Three judges have been announced for a wearable arts competition in Tapanui in May.
Mobile coverage is about to get better for Lumsden and Manapouri residents following Telecom's $300,000 investment in the area.
An Australian invasion making its way through the South has the small Canterbury town of Methven in its sights.
More than 30 old motorcycles and their riders took to Clutha roads on Saturday for the South Otago branch of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand's 40th annual rally.
A South Otago farming couple have been praised for their part in preventing a 10-home subdivision at Bull Creek, near Milton.
The pilot of a microlight forced into a crash landing near Waipahi yesterday afternoon escaped with only minor injuries.
A Waitahuna farmer is training to tackle a new challenge, climbing 51 storeys in full firefighting kit to raise money for charity.
The presence of nodding thistle at a West Otago quarry has prompted fears it could lead to an infestation across the district if left untreated.
From the end of this month, the Balclutha District Court will cease to exist.
A driftwood tepee built near Kaka Point by three South Otago children three years ago to mark the death of their beloved grandad has caught the attention and hearts of locals and tourists.
Timaru man William Bisset has not looked back since selling his home, and a large chunk of his earthly possessions, in order to film his journey as a swagman travelling from Kaitangata to Bluff.
The Balclutha District Court is due to be closed formally this month. Balclutha reporter Helena de Reus steps inside the courthouse for the first time in two years to uncover some of its history.
Some senior pupils at The Catlins Area School are taking a different approach to schooling, with a new adventure tourism programme.
Balclutha's liquor ban area could be extended after police voiced concerns about groups of people drinking in the town.
Two Invercargill men face charges after a logging truck was taken on a 50km joyride on Tuesday night.