The Purakaunui Falls have returned to their former glory after a drought reduced the Catlins attraction to a trickle.
The Otago Regional Council will be keeping a close eye on river levels this weekend, in light of a severe weather watch issued by the MetService.
Strong winds played havoc with Aurora Energy’s aged network yesterday and cut electricity to more than 2000 customers across Otago.
Lincoln University says it intends transferring the operations of its Telford division to a North Island-based training centre.
Enrolments for programmes offered at the Telford division of Lincoln University are going ahead, as talks continue with a new provider to take over the South Otago campus.
A man was arrested after being refused entry to a Balclutha hotel on Sunday morning.
The first week running Tapanui's new butchery has been ''absolute mayhem'', the business owner says.
Police are investigating an incident in which a man allegedly pulled a gun and threatened to kill the occupant of a house in Clinton.
Helicopters were called in to battle a large blaze that threatened a block of forestry land in the back hills of Kaitangata near Wangaloa yesterday.
Helicopters are being used to help battle a fire in a stand of trees in South Otago this afternoon.
Two unrelated scrub fires, one north of Balclutha (above) and one north of Waipahi, were dealt with by local brigades yesterday.
Balclutha Volunteer Fire Brigade member Taine Michie runs to douse a simulated fire, helped by Nathan Davey (left), during the Watt Cup Waterways Challenge held at Taylor Park in...
Balclutha's first weekly market day went off with a "hiss and a roar", according to one stallholder.
The Department of Conservation (Doc) is satisfied roadworks in the Catlins are not disruptive to nearby nesting yellow-eyed penguins, despite concerns raised by locals and a former ranger.
Animal enthusiast Stephen Brassett takes a break in Balclutha with his two dogs, Jake and Piccolo, after walking from Invercargill.
The Clutha District Council is looking at whether a series of protest signs erected in Balclutha over the weekend comply with its bylaws and provisions.
Horse riders Ridge (3) and Graham Kenny gear up for the annual Lawrence Gymkhana and Horse Trek, to be held this weekend. The two-day horse trek event starts near Lawrence this morning before a gymkhana tomorrow at the Lawrence Rodeo grounds.
Construction work on the new subdivision in north Balclutha is well under way and appears set to be completed on schedule.
Recently released figures starkly highlight the major challenge faced by many Otago farmers and the Otago Regional Council in clearing a big backlog of "deemed" water permits before they expire in 2021.
Those in the know are denying claims staff have been told which education provider will take over Telford.