The Alliance Group Mataura Plant has recorded one of its highest returns of seasonal workers in about 15 years.
Fonterra's internet-based auction could be driving whole-milk powder prices down, Waikaka dairy farmer Russel Falconer says.
Global dairy prices will continue to fall until either the supply of product declines or buyers have confidence the world economic situation will improve, Fonterra commercial director of GlobalTrade Guy Roper says.
Edendale residents support a new community centre, which will be built once funding has been found, Edendale Community Board chairman Neil Irwin says.
Rookie driver Matthew Pope borrowed his father's boat to win the inaugural Lake Dunstan Boat Club powerboat regatta last weekend, finishing nine places ahead of his father.
Rabbits ate Te Tipua School's first vegetable garden last year, but this year pupils and teachers are determined that will not happen again.
Of the 29 Otago pupils to receive Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards recently, 12 of them were Blue Mountain College pupils.
Gore may get its own pet cemetery if an idea floated by Gore District councillor Steve Dixon finds favour among his fellow councillors. The idea to develop a pet cemetery was put forward by Cr Dixon during discussion about the parks and reserves working party summary report at Gore District Council's meeting on Tuesday night.
An almost doubling of the number of women referred by police to Gore Women's Refuge is proof that anti-family violence campaigns are beginning to have an effect, refuge service co-ordinator Catherine Murphy says.
A proposal to establish a community garden on a portion of land at Bannerman Park got the thumbs up from Gore District Council on Tuesday night.
With Christmas on its way, the Gore Salvation Army is gearing up for one of the most stressful times of the year for some families. The Salvation Army food bank has been under pressure for much of the year with higher than usual demand.
Outgoing St Peter’s College principal Martin Chamberlain The economy may be slowing, but families are staying put in the Gore district, with many schools in the area projecting no change or slight increases in their rolls for 2009. East Gore School principal Wes Gentle said the numbers for next year ‘‘looked pretty good''.
Opinion by Gore District Mayor Tracy Hicks This council has for some years now taken what I believe is an enlightened approach to staff development. The result of this investment has been, and will continue to be, of benefit to all ratepayers.
Some Mataura business owners and residents are upset by the portrayal of the town on TV3's Campbell Live on Tuesday night.
Members of the Gore Prison Fellowship group have been named as recipients of a volunteer recognition award for their work at Otago Corrections Facility, near Milton.
The global financial downturn has begun to bite in the south.
When Molly Hobcraft was growing up it was a very different world; it was a world of Model T Fords, radios and leaving school at the age of 13.
The founder of Imagine Chicago, a project which has been credited with inspiring a global movement, is to speak at a community planning day in Mataura.
Art pupils at Menzies College recently combined food with art.
Wyndham streets will soon be ripped up in a massive operation to lay a new sewerage and water system that will connect to residential properties.