Former Gore resident Naomi Johnstone (23) has returned to studying at the University of Otago after carrying out aid work this year in Aceh, Indonesia.
Fears that New Zealand franchises of ABC Developmental Learning Centres Ltd, including the Gore franchise, could follow their Australian counterparts to the receivers' office have been laid to rest for now.
The already busy electorate office of Bill English is set to get even busier, now the Clutha Southland MP has been named Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.
An investigation into why there is conflict in Mataura, and the role of landowner and retired American dentist Dr Jack Phillips in the town, is to be the subject of a TV3 Campbell Live programme.
Slopedown Wind Farm development manager Doreen Marchesan has set a February 2009 target date for a planning consent to be lodged with Southland District Council.
Natural resources are under pressure and the environmental consequences of economic growth are chronic, Environment Southland's annual report states.
Gore's infamous Hokonui moonshine history is to be the subject of an American television show which takes a light-hearted look at indigenous alcohol, Eastern Southland Gallery curator Jim Geddes said.
Gore figure skaters whirled their way to medal placings at the New Zealand Figure Skating Championships held in Gore from September to October.
‘‘I've never been a ‘yes' man and I'm not going to start at my time of life,'' former Gore District councillor Fred Sutherland said, reflecting on his three consecutive terms on council, before his ‘‘surprise'' loss at last year's local body elections.
Twenty-five pupils of the Ashby School of Music in Gore tackled their Rockschool examinations on Monday and Tuesday, further highlighting Gore's affinity with music.
The rumble of wagon trains, horse riders and many walking feet will not reach Waikaka until February next year, but the town is already bracing itself for the massive logistics involved in hosting the 2009 Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust ‘‘Roll into Waikaka'' Cavalcade.
About 50 leaders from Eastern Southland community agencies attended a Hokonui Horizons Forum at the James Cumming Wing in Gore yesterday.
It proved quite a reality check for 16 senior pupils from Gore High School's French class when they returned from 11 days in the balmy 25degC of New Caledonia to the chilling depths of a Gore winter last Wednesday.
Gloves up and toe to toe: Gary Waines (left), of Christchurch, and Renata Karena, of Gore, during a boxing match at the Ascot Park Hotel in Invercargill on Saturday. Gore Boxing Club was well represented at the Southland Boxing Championships held in Invercargill on Saturday, with four boxers winning three of their five individual bouts.
‘‘Heading down the right track but still room for improvement'' reads the report card from Gore District councillor Doug Dixey about the Gore's District Youth Council's first three months of operation.
Longstanding Mandeville Country Club members John Tremaine and Les Rougham have doubled the list of lifetime members with their recent appointments to the post.
Gore High School pupil Dan Luoni (17) said he became involved in the youth council because he had always had an interest in politics in general and youth politics in particular, especially at a national level.
Stolen fuel has become a black-market currency and is being traded for alcohol and drugs.
The Peugeot Hokonui Fashion Design Awards celebrates its 20th anniversary this year on Saturday, July 26.
Spinning your car's wheels deliberately could land you in prison, Gore Police Senior Sergeant Richard McPhail warns, after sports fields and grass verges in the town were damaged during the weekend.