The new West Otago Community Board met for the first time this week.
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A lack of interest in the Balclutha Christmas parade has forced organisers to extend the registration deadline in a bid to draw more entries.
In South Otago, the Filipino community pray and hope for the best.
It was man and machine at the Kaitangata Rugby Club grounds on Saturday.
Lattas from around the country gathered in Owaka at the weekend to mark 150 years since their descendants arrived in New Zealand.
Tucked away on the Catlins coast is a hidden treasure - the Frances Pillars. Balclutha reporter Helena de Reus sees them with former Clutha district councillors Mary Johnstone and Jo Lowrey.
Southern creative talent was on show in Balclutha this week with the annual Art South Otago awards and exhibition opening.
Construction of the $2.85 million West Otago Health Centre in Tapanui is well under way, as foundation work continues this week.
South Otago police are warning against the misuse of fireworks after two ''acts of stupidity'' at the weekend.
A hundred keen competitors donned their running shoes and dragged out their bikes to take part in the Lawrence Spring Duathlon on Saturday.
Dust, mud, amazing scenery and a good ride were on offer at the 12th annual Lake to Sea Trail Ride near Milton on Saturday.
Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Bill English is to give up his Clutha-Southland seat at the next election and stand as a National Party list candidate.
With a recently completed $2.5 million upgrade under its belt, Clutha Health First has reported a total surplus of nearly $300,000.
Up to 1000 off-road trail bike riders from all around the South Island will descend on Milton tomorrow, for the annual Lake to Sea trail ride.
Heating issues at Balclutha's refurbished pool have left residents fuming and some parents have taken young children out of town to go swimming in warmer water.
A former Cromwell College pupil hopes to be the first to walk around the country's coastline while raising money for charity.
The creation of 40 jobs near Balclutha is welcome news to those behind a training course equipping Clutha's young people for jobs.
The Fire Service's national waterway champions leave Balclutha for Australia this morning, to compete in the Australasian Firefighters Championships this weekend.
Lake Wakatipu was lapping at the top steps of Earnslaw Park yesterday morning, but by the afternoon water levels had begun to fall.