Some Balclutha retailers are concerned about the effects on their businesses if traffic is diverted from the main street under options proposed yesterday by the Clutha District Council.
Some residents in the West Otago ward are threatening to refuse to pay a portion of their rates to the Clutha District Council to be used for the planned recreation centre in Balclutha, a community board meeting in Tapanui was told yesterday.
The New Zealand Transport Agency is spending more than $800 a day in maintenance costs on Beaumont bridge, on State Highway 8.
An imitation Glock pistol was held to the head of a 20-year-old Milton man yesterday in an incident related to "bad blood" over Facebook, police say.
Telford Rural Polytechnic is considering setting up an agricultural course on Great Barrier Island, in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland.
A 14-year battle between a Milton resident and the Clutha District Council could be over in six to nine months.
An independent commissioner's decision on the proposed $5 million Clutha Recreation Centre, in Balclutha, is expected next month.
Students who want to study at a Telford Rural Polytechnic next year will have to pay higher fees.
Prospective buyers of one of South Otago's most historic buildings are being warned any alterations to the Historic Places Trust (HPT)-protected edifice would need resource consent.
In another surprising twist to the Clutha District Council mayoral race yesterday, Balclutha businessman Bryan Cadogan lodged a last-minute nomination, bringing the number of contenders to four.
A 17-year-old youth will appear in the Balclutha District Court today on charges of driving with excess breath-alcohol and driving while disqualified after police stopped him as he was leaving Telford Rural Polytechnic on Friday night.
A 20-year-old tradition continued at the Beaumont Hotel yesterday, with about 35 animals entered in the pub's annual hunting contest.
A $20,000 budget has been provisionally approved for a mural to be painted on the Tuapeka Gold Print building as part of the Lawrence streetscape upgrade.
Descendants of Lawrence gold miners and prospectors are being sought for next year's goldrush 150th celebrations.
A Balclutha policeman called to a stock truck crash on Clutha River Rd yesterday said he was "just about ready to turn vegetarian" after seeing 27 in-calf dairy cows put down after the accident.
A Clutha District Council decision not to prosecute a Pounawea man who felled an area of native bush has angered Dunedin law student Logan Miller-Robson.
With more than 20 years of experience in community-focused positions, Jean Proctor has been appointed the new Clutha District Council community co-ordinator.