There will be a new trophy and a new event at this year's New Zealand Merino Shearing championships, to be held in Alexandra later this month, organising committee member Graeme Bell says.
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.
A decision to carry on with this year's Hokonui Fashion Design Awards has been proved correct for executive producer Heather Paterson as entries have flooded in.
Rebecca Gutschlag's involvement with the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards spans from the catwalk to show choreographer.
Solid Energy's briquette plant south of Mataura has been sold to Australian-based company GTL Energy.
Pint-sized singer Ailin Pekar has deviated from her Latin roots by choosing to sing and play country music - the 9-year-old has entered the New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards for the first time this year.