Otago has been given a multimillion-dollar funding boost by the Provincial Growth Fund.
The region has scored seven million dollars, with most of it going towards the Clutha Gold Great Ride Cycle Trail.
It's a milestone day for a pair of twin sisters from Balclutha.
Couples Diana and Gilbert Tweed and Deanna and Robin Benington are celebrating a shared 60th wedding anniversary today.
The pair of pairs enjoyed a double wedding at St Mary's Anglican Church in Kurow, on this day back in 1959.
ODT reporter Richard Davison stopped by to see them, as they reminisce on their special day six decades ago.
Pupils at South Otago High School are tripping the light fantastic as they practice dancing for their annual senior ball.
The pupils have been learning old-time ballroom dance steps during class under the guidance of renowned dance tutor Robyn Gardner.
A Milton family is at the mercy of floods, which sweep into their house every couple of years.
When the Lambert family bought their cottage in 2006, it had been 15 years since the last big flood hit the South Otago town.
Since then, they've tried many ways to mitigate the situation, but have faced obstacles at every turn.
RNZ reporter, Tess Brunton, visited the Lambert's at their Milton home.
The custodians of the Lawrence Chinese Camp see a glittering future for the historic South Otago attraction.
They're planning to establish a major cultural attraction and hospitality complex at the site by 2025, costing $4.5m.
It is not often a child from Bangkok will get to shear a sheep.
But some visiting pupils from Qualish school in Thailand were recently offered such an opportunity, and grasped it with both hands.
South Otago took a step forward in the fight against drugs on Saturday.
At noon, over a 100 people gathered outside the Balclutha War Memorial Hall to march together in aid of a new initiative to raise awareness of methamphetamine use.
The fleeces will fly at the Otago shearing and wool handling championships set to be held at Balclutha this weekend.
Organised by the Otago shearing and wool handling committee, the two days of competitions began today at the Balclutha Town Hall.
About a dozen staff from the Telford agricultural institute in Balclutha took part in a working bee at the Balclutha Community Garden yesterday.