Lives will be lost if contractors do not go back to basics when responding to floods in remote parts of the Clutha district, members of the West Otago Community Board say.
Scaffolding is scattered around a ute which rolled and came to rest upside down in a ditch in Clutha Valley Rd about 11km from Balclutha yesterday.
Concerns about delays erecting flood warning signs during last month's flooding in the Clutha district and a lack of signs highlight two things that could be done better in the future, a report says.
A scaffolding truck rolled and spilled its load when it went into a ditch in South Otago this afternoon.
A group of Maori and Pacifica students enrolled at Telford have had their first outing working in the Balclutha community as part of a Whenua Kura training programme.
Kaitangata school children have stacks upon stacks of books after their primary school joined the Duffy Books in Homes programme.
Two people were injured when their car collided with a power pole near Mataura this afternoon.
Some large, colourful penguins have marched down the main street of Balclutha in a protest drawing attention to the plight of the critically endangered yellow-eyed penguin.
A protest march was held down the main street of Balclutha in support of the critically endangered yellow-eyed penguin.
Clutha Valley Primary School is closing for the day after a fire started in its boiler room.
The election campaign starts today for Hamish Walker after he was named as the National Party candidate for the Clutha-Southland electorate last night.
A call has been made to the wider Southern community to help identify non-compliant whitebait fishermen and women.
The Clutha district is experiencing more than the usual number of burglaries and police are uncertain what is causing the spike.
Whitebaiters who hit the water yesterday for the opening of the new season are hoping the catch will be much better than last year's poor haul.
A netball tournament for South Otago primary schools was held for the first time yesterday.
There have been two thefts from properties in the Clutha district over the past three weeks.
There is no slowing down one of the only drivers in the Catlins Rally who has started and finished every single race since it began in 1999.
A protest march down the main street of Balclutha is being planned in support of the yellow-eyed penguin, as the bird’s numbers are in crisis.
For almost 40 years, Robyn Gardner has been a proud member of the South Otago Theatrical Society, but this year, for its upcoming jubilee show, will be the first time she has taken on the role of...
It seems safety barriers recently installed on a Catlins bridge are themselves causing a safety issue.