The Gabriel's Gully 150th anniversary gave the descendants of Thomas and Beatrice McMullan the chance to celebrate both the gold rush and their family's heritage.
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The launch of a children's book on the history of the gold rush in Lawrence has been well received by the community.
The future of the Owaka Pharmacy is uncertain, as the Southern District Health Board (SDHB) has indicated it can no longer operate with two licences.
The new Gabriel's Gully walking track is open in time for next week's 150th gold discovery celebrations.
Brain injury survivor Mark Ridley, on his way to Bluff, cranks out the kilometres between Milton and Balclutha yesterday morning. Mr Ridley is riding from Cape Reinga to Bluff to raise money for, and awareness of, brain injuries in New Zealand.
A new early child-care centre officially opened its doors in Milton on Friday.
The Scottish Freemasons of Dunedin will begin their 150th anniversary celebrations tonight with a special lodge meeting, followed by a dinner at the Balmacewen Golf Club.
Mechanical issues which are plaguing the Balclutha swimming pool caused its early closure on Monday and it will not reopen until next year, when a major upgrade is due to be completed.