Nearly seven months of hard work has paid off for organisers of the Kaitangata Oscar group.
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The Clutha District Council is seeking feedback after releasing a report predicting the district's population will remain stable.
The Clutha District Council has been given 12 months to find a new way to discharge backwash from its Stirling water treatment plant, as the wastewater system at Fonterra's Stirling plant can no longer take it.
The wintry blast that hit the country last week has prompted the West Otago Community Board to seek a snow clearing system in the area.
The harvesting of a forestry block in West Otago has given two schools and the community a financial boost.
Fundraising for the proposed West Otago Health Centre is going well, but the committee is hoping the arrival of a comedy duo in town next weekend will give the project a boost.
With two World Cup games due to be played in the South on September 10 - England v Argentina in Dunedin, and Scotland v Romania in Invercargill - a group of Catlins residents have planned their own cup celebrations for the following day.
A massive police callout in South Otago sparked by a hoax 111 call is estimated to have cost $10,000.
Spite last month's snowfall, and a fresh snowfall yesterday, a Spring festival will go ahead today at the site of an old brewery near Lawrence.
Corrections staff around the country said goodbye to the '70s by donning new blue uniforms this week.
Tiny and often elusive whitebait remain a popular treat for New Zealanders. ODT Balclutha reporter Helena de Reus visits a whitebaiting stand on the Clutha River.
Clutha Mayor Bryan Cadogan wants every young person seeking work in the district to have a job by March.
A solution to Benhar's sewerage woes is another step closer, and discussions between residents and the Clutha District Council are progressing well.
Some of South Otago's hidden historic machines could soon get a chance to shine, through local vintage machinery club proposals for a "heritage park".
Debate surrounds drainage issues plaguing the Waihola camping ground, and its owners are frustrated with a lack of action.
Coastal Otago Conservation Award finalist Forest and Bird South Otago branch chairman Roy Johnstone is a retired geothermal engineer who has set up and runs a predator trap network around penguin sites at Owaka Heads and Penguin Bay in South Otago. Helena de Reus investigates how the project works.
Clutha District Council staff recommend the Clydevale bridge across the Clutha River be upgraded, and a new bridge built in 20 years.
One of Milton's three petrol stations has gone into voluntary liquidation.