‘‘Hug an addict and kick a drug dealer in the guts as hard as you can’’ was the sharp message Clutha District Mayor Bryan Cadogan delivered at a meeting in Mataura.
The official opening of the $240 million Mataura Valley Milk plant at McNab brought guests from all corners of the globe today.
The Southern Field Days site could be used for a wider variety of events if a land use consent application lodged with the Gore District Council gains favour.
Those attending the Southern Texel Breeders field day will have the opportunity to view the highly efficient lamb producing operation owned by Wilson and Gaylene Ronald.
Peter Black has been farming Texels since they were first released in New Zealand in 1990.
A reluctance to visit dairy farms in order to reduce the risk of spreading Mycoplasma bovis has dealt a blow to a service dishing up free meals for migrant workers.
A trust set up by two farmers, initially to financially help a missionary couple, has distributed more than $5million during its 50-year history - with much of the funds coming from stock raising.
The Otama water scheme was planned and built with voluntary community labour, and residents are keen to keep the running of the vital scheme in their own hands.
A $4million indoor equestrian arena and ecofriendly accommodation are planned for the former Gore hospital site.
A former Anglican church in Mataura has been converted into a mosque.
Three extreme cakes will be unveiled at the gala opening of the Riversdale Arts Exhibition this weekend which will include a cake featuring all things Southern, including a gumboot, pies, a rugby ball and a bottle of Speight's.
Gore has come alive with country music - and the tempo is set to ramp up throughout Queen's Birthday Weekend with a host of events.
Coming from 20degC to -2degC has proved a chilling experience for the Tamworth Queen of Country Music and Princess of Country Music.
At nearly 100, Norman Dickie says his secrets for a long, fruitful life are not smoking and avoiding playing rugby.
A house fire in Gore yesterday is being treated as suspicious.
The Gore Pakeke Lions Club has reached a milestone - it has given away $1 million to groups, organisations and individuals since it was founded 31 years ago.
The sound of country music rang out in Gore's central business area yesterday.
Hokonui Heritage Research Centre curator Bruce Cavanagh has embarked on the huge task of collating the names of all the servicemen and women recorded on war memorials in Gore and other southern districts along with relevant details and putting them on to an electronic database.
The demolition of several departments of the Alliance Group's Mataura plant, including the mutton slaughterboard, has finished.
Plans are well under way for the 82nd Grand National Bird Show to be held in Gore this weekend.