Balclutha police are warning teenagers under 18 they could face an instant $200 fine if found in a public place with alcohol, and those who supply them could be summonsed to appear in court.
The outgoing Tokomairiro Agricultural and Pastoral Show president Dean McCrostie called Saturday's show "an absolutely awesome day".
The Balclutha Association Football Club's request to extend its Glasgow St clubrooms was denied by the Clutha District Council on Thursday.
The group building the $5 million Clutha Recreation Centre will get another $90,000 from the Clutha District Council to develop the car-parking area and realign the access road off Glasgow St.
A $4000 steel gate may be installed at the entrance of the Waihola domain, replacing a wooden gate which has twice been deliberately damaged in the past 18 months.
The trust formed to look after the former Tuapeka Mouth School has applied to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust to have the school building and associated memorial gates given a category II heritage listing.
The first receivers' report on the Milton Four Square Supermarket is due at the end of this week.
Balclutha Primary School's 145-year-old establishment now includes many modern luxuries, after a million-dollar refurbishment recently.
South Otago High School has opened its new junior technology block, which means year 7 and 8 pupils will be able to learn how to work with glass, plastics and other modern hard materials as well as learning the traditional metalwork, woodwork, cooking and textiles.
An 83-year-old woman died yesterday after the car she was driving crossed the centre line and collided with a four-wheel-drive vehicle on the Owaka Highway near Romahapa.
An intimate ceremony for the unveiling of information plaques and a site map has been held at the Balclutha Lawn Cemetery.
Telford Rural Polytechnic celebrated its last year as an independent institution with a graduation parade on Balclutha's main street yesterday.
One of the highlights of the South Otago A & P show today will be the crowning of the 2010 Show Queen.
The Balclutha Centennial Swimming Pool upgrade costs keep rising, prompting members of the corporate services committee to criticise the consulting firm handling the work and call for tenders.
The pupils of Catlins Area School room 6 have created a place for people to "hang around" - and also do some weeding and plant some seeds if they feel the urge.
The woman killed in a car accident near Romahapa last Friday was yesterday named by Balclutha police as Thelma Margaret Wilson (83), of Owaka.
Centenarian Lola Souness, of Milton, yesterday joked her secret for longevity was frying everything in fat and drinking plenty of cream.
Two of the Clutha district's brightest young minds were presented with $5000 Clutha District health scholarships this week.
The agricultural and pastoral show season begins today with shows at Tapanui and Waimate.