Peter's College pupil Alice Perniskie (11) impressed judges in the Interschools Speech Contest grand finals, coming third in the year 7&8 section.
Gore dancers Joe-Jax Hohipa Kahuroa (16) and Rosemary Alderton (14) brought home a staggering 23 firsts from the Dunedin Dancesport Championships last week.
The green light has been given to the building of a new $1.5 million water-based hockey turf at Gore's Wayland Park on land beside the Gore Multi-Sports Complex.
Demand for food parcels from the Gore Salvation Army Foodbank has risen 76 per cent for February, March and April compared with the same period last year, and demand was still on the rise, Salvation Army social worker Tom Banks says.
Eastern Southland businesses, farmers and local authorities have greeted news Solid Energy and Ravensdown are investigating the construction of a $1.5 billion coal-to-fertiliser plant, but are well aware a development of that size could create challenges.
It was a case of picking up a spade and mucking in for Otama School pupils when they planted a riparian strip with trees on Friday.
The wide range of areas social workers can be involved in will be highlighted today, national Social Workers' Day.
When Gore woman Melva Beer was faced with having to deal with a friend who suddenly became ill when she was visiting her, she was unsure what to do and did not even know who her friend's doctor was.
Longford Intermediate School has recorded a 30 per cent increase in the number of pupils attending the school this year, an indication the school has worked its way through several years of Education Review Office (Ero) compliance problems, school principal Keith McKenzie says.
Young protesters clothed in black rubbish bags emblazoned with slogans peacefully invaded Clutha/Southland MP Bill English's Gore office yesterday urging the government to push for the implementation of climate-change measures at a global level.
Spring is certainly a time to bring forth new life for the Gore District Council parks and recreation department. The department grows its own plants from seed.
Gore's cruising and boozing culture came under the spotlight at a Law Commission hosted meeting held in the town yesterday.
Mimihau coopworth breeder George Smith has sold five rams to a Chilean buyer who plans to set up a breeding operation in that country.
Entries for next year's MLT Moonshine Trail open today at noon, Sport Southland Eastern Southland manager Richard Pasco says.
About 100 people attended Gore Woodworkers Club's first open day at the club's hall at the A&P Showgrounds on Saturday.
The Mataura RSA Daffodil Day variety concert last Friday night was an entertainment-packed extravaganza, which raised almost $700 for the Cancer Society of New Zealand.
Gore district councillors will discuss options for Mataura's water supply at the council's operations committee meeting on Tuesday, including connecting Mataura households to the Gore township water supply.
Salmonella Brandenburg has struck southern farms with a vengeance.
Edendale and Wyndham's new $1.5 million vermiculture sewerage scheme has been completed and is the first of its kind in New Zealand. Ensign reporter Margaret Phillips finds out more . . .
A woman who set out on a journey to discover a cure for her daughter's severe eczema and succeeded has inspired the formation of a support group in Gore.