Clutha District i-Site visitor numbers for July showed a dramatic drop of nearly 50% on the same period last year, council library/service centre manager Vicki Darling says.
A primary school was in "lockdown" and residents were evacuated in Milton yesterday following a chemical spill.
All evacuations have been lifted after a Milton spill involving a chemical used as a poison gas in WW1 resulted in a significant emergency services response this morning.
A ''refuge'' for pedestrians in the middle of State Highway 1 is proving to be nothing of the sort, Balclutha residents and authorities say.
Visitors to South Otago will be able to more easily unearth the region’s hidden culinary gems after the launch of a new food trail.
A list of the world's most ''luxurious'' prisons which is doing the rounds has a surprise inclusion - the Otago Corrections Facility, known to locals as ''the Milton Hilton''.
The Clutha Licensing Trust has acknowledged some staff may be affected by a proposed divestment of its businesses, out for public consultation today.
Clutha District Council is taking steps to address an "urgent'' shortfall in accommodation for seasonal and other workers arriving in the district this spring.
A South Otago man’s text messages revealed he was willing to swap a shotgun for methamphetamine, a court has heard.
A historic West Otago dairy factory faces demolition "by inertia" unless the community mobilises, officials say.
Clutha District Council has signed off the first of its own turn-key house-and-land build packages in Kaitangata, after the project was announced to international fanfare two years ago.
An initial phase of consultation on the future of the Clutha Licensing Trust has attracted only "single-digit'' submissions.
A $21,000 fine imposed on the Clutha District Council for a sewage discharge has been deferred until November 21.
An "unashamedly parochial" philanthropic community foundation was launched yesterday in South Otago.
The needs of parents in the Upper Clutha region are being ignored by the Southern DHB's maternity services review, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says.
Experiences as a cancer patient have inspired a Dunedin businesswoman to make a creative donation to Clutha Health First, in Balclutha.