The region's riverbanks have come to life with whitebaiters as the official season for the wriggling delicacy opens.
Taratahi Institute of Agriculture has recommitted itself to its Telford campus in South Otago, despite continued financial deficits.
A "last vestige'' of New Zealand pioneer Sir Truby King's little-known time spent in the Catlins is being considered for conservation.
An armed offenders squad callout in the Catlins town of Owaka earlier this week was unsuccessful in locating a suspect from an earlier Invercargill incident, police say.
A quiet Catlins town went into lockdown yesterday as armed police stormed a house metres from its police station.
A West Otago farmer is furious after recently discovering the theft of 65 in-calf dairy cows - worth about $130,000 - from his property.
Public consultation on the future of a "special place" in South Otago will begin online later this month.
A new community foundation is to be launched for the benefit of the Clutha District, and will have former prime minister Sir William English as its patron.
Clutha is to resurrect its own civic awards ceremony after Trustpower made changes to its long-standing community awards format earlier this year.
Two people had to climb out of an upside-down car after a crash on State Highway 1 in South Otago yesterday.
Two people had to climb out of an upside-down car after a crash on State Highway 1 in South Otago this afternoon.
An apparent E. coli failure on a rural water scheme near Lawrence had authorities in South Otago scratching their heads last week.
Waipahi teen Linda Bos is more at home in gumboots than high heels, and could not name a supermodel if her life depended on it, but she will be taking to the catwalk again in Gore tonight.
A group working to extend the Clutha Gold Trail from Lawrence to Milton in South Otago has taken a big step forward by hiring a "world class" trail designer.
West Otago will soon have improved cellphone coverage, after long-standing mobile black spots in the area were confirmed for improvements.
"Maintain the status quo" — with minor boundary changes and a name change — forms the basis of Clutha District Council’s initial representation review proposal.