The last time there were several contenders for the Clutha district mayoralty was in 1998, on the retirement of Keith Fyall.
Milton man Douglas Keen is out to show people that losing your eyesight does not mean you have lost your brainpower.
How to offer core services without overburdening rate payers was a hot topic for candidates in last night's Clutha mayoral debate.
Navigating the increasingly technological world of education requires special skills, and Warepa School, southwest of Balclutha, has just finished a week dedicated to those skills.
South Otago woman Natalie Souness is asking the Clutha District to rally around the quake-stricken residents of Christchurch.
The largest employer in the tiny South Otago town of Lawrence was recognised recently at an Australasian awards ceremony.
Mayoral elections in Otago's "heartland" this year have attracted 14 candidates. The Otago Daily Times today continues its series profiling the candidates, with Balclutha reporter Rachel Taylor putting the questions to Bryan Cadogan.
A Benhar man who fell about 5m from a tree he was pruning yesterday was flown by the Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter to Dunedin Hospital with suspected chest injuries.
Mayoral elections in Otago's "heartland" this year have attracted 14 candidates. The Otago Daily Times today continues its series profiling candidates, with Balclutha reporter Rachel Taylor putting the questions to Clutha Mayor Juno Hayes.
Clutha Mayor Juno Hayes announced his retirement from local government yesterday, saying he "will miss it like hell".
The Tuapeka Mouth pedestrian bridge should be moved to Gabriels Gully, at Lawrence, a Clutha District Council committee has recommended.
A complaint from Balclutha greengrocers about competitive disadvantage has prompted the regulatory services committee to recommend the Clutha District Council reviews its trading in public places bylaw.
A new organisation has been set up and charged with enhancing the social, cultural and economic development of Maori living in Dunedin and South Otago by providing access to a wide range of services.
Resource consent has been granted for the $5 million Clutha Recreation Centre in Glasgow St.
The Clutha District Council district assets committee will meet tomorrow to consider recommending to the council that the Tuapeka Mouth pedestrian bridge be moved to Gabriels Gully as part of the Lawrence-Tuapeka Community Board's Gabriels Gully walkway project.
Telford Rural Polytechnic is reviewing its correspondence courses after an audit revealed more than 70% of students were failing some courses.
If all goes to plan, Telford Rural Polytechnic could become a division of Lincoln University by January 1 next year.
Some Telford Rural Polytechnic students involved in anti-social behaviour at "the beer pit" on Koau Rd are likely to be prosecuted by police and the Otago Regional Council following complaints from Balclutha residents.
Fonterra has invested $7.75 million upgrading its Stirling cheese factory so it can start mass-producing its award-winning reduced-salt cheddar cheese.
Balclutha patients with non-urgent conditions may have to wait up to seven days to see a doctor from next month.