Quality agriculture was the focus of 60 teachers at a conference near Balclutha last week.
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The Beaumont bridge is costing more than $500 a day for maintenance, the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) says.
Police have named the 13-year-old Balclutha girl who died after a boat capsized in rough weather at Surat Bay near Owaka yesterday afternoon.
Cellphone coverage in the Catlins is improving and one of three new towers is completed and operational.
Dramatic details of surfer Darren Mills' lucky escape from a shark attack emerged yesterday, as the Queenstown man began his recovery from serious injuries.
Invercargill shearer Nathan Stratford failed to successfully defend his Otago open shearing title at Balclutha on Saturday.
Competing in New Zealand is a chance for Welsh shearers to learn from the best.
Plans to have Owaka booming for its 150th celebrations in 2016 are taking shape.
Young shearers and woolhandlers fought for three titles at the Otago Shearing and New Zealand Woolhandling Championships in Balclutha yesterday.
Three Southland men were rescued without even getting wet when their fishing trawler sank near Bluff early yesterday.
Time stands still in the Balclutha courthouse.
Over the past few decades, some Balclutha residents have tried to disrupt court sittings.
Clutha will remain in the Dunedin-Clutha-Waitaki policing area rather than become part of the Southland area, police revealed yesterday.
A charred magpie falling from powerlines sparked a grass fire near Balclutha yesterday.
Members of the Balclutha Volunteer Fire Brigade put out a grass fire caused by a magpie yesterday afternoon.
Stunning weather enticed hundreds of people to Lawrence yesterday for its 29th annual rodeo. Lawrence Rodeo Club publicity officer Brent Taylor said about 200 people competed in the event, drawing a crowd of about 1500.
Dust, mud, and a good route kept riders happy and engaged as they rode the length of the annual Clinton-Kaiwera Trail Ride, near Clinton on Saturday.
A restored collection of paintings depicting unique farm buildings and practices in South Otago is on display in Balclutha.
A mail delivery issue hindered efforts to discuss a plan for the long-term management of Tapanui's Whisky Gully reserve yesterday.
Team unity was one focus for Clutha's newest youth councillors during a recent retreat in picturesque countryside.