The Clutha District Council will not exceed its rates cap, despite this week approving nearly $7million in funding for annual plan projects.
A major southern construction project looks likely to plug a budget shortfall, following public backing for further council funding.
Police have charged a 50-year-old man in relation to the death of 33-year-old Owaka man Rikki McCall.
Wildlife at a Catlins beach could soon be benefiting from a double dose of protection if new council proposals receive public approval.
Travelling from Gore for the Pink Ribbon Breakfast at the Town and Country Club in Balclutha yesterday are (from left) Lacie Kennedy (9), Tegan Kennedy (17), Tracy McDonald and Lee-Anne Hewlett.
Vehicles could be banned from popular Catlins beaches from next year, depending on the outcome of public consultation beginning next Thursday.
Police say someone could get hurt if an outbreak of "extremely unsafe" poaching continues in South Otago.
A victim of a suspected hit-and-run in the Catlins was a ‘‘top, top guy’’ who will be hugely missed, his father says.
A Waimate man who flashed some children then took police on a high-speed chase before aiming a rifle at them has been released from prison.
A victim of a suspected hit-and-run in the Catlins at the weekend was a ‘‘good, genuine man’’ at the heart of his community.
Police suspect a man found dead near Owaka in South Otago early yesterday may have been hit by a vehicle.