Tuesday 25th June, 2019

The town of Kaitangata has yet another reason to be proud, and a chance to celebrate later this month.

Following 8 years of hard work, and more than $1 million of fundraising, a brand new community centre is now opening its doors to the public.


Wednesday 12th June, 2019

Clutha rugby stalwart Neville Muir is set to join his father and grandfather on the rugby club's "wall of legends", after receiving a life membership last month.

However, the club may have to leave a couple more spaces for his two daughters who also harbour quiet ambitions of making their mark in rugby down south.


Friday 31st May, 2019

A piece of civic art from a prominent New Zealand painter has been donated to the Lawrence Service Centre this week.

Auckland artist Dick Frizzell, was present at a ceremonial public unveiling of his limited edition print of the Otago town, all made possible by The Gallivanting Ladies of Lawrence.


Friday 24th May, 2019

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.


Thursday 23rd May, 2019

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.


Tuesday 21st May, 2019

There was plenty to eat and more to see as around 750 people crowded into the Cross Recreation Centre on Friday night to take part in the annual Clutha culture feast.


Thursday 09th May, 2019

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.


Tuesday 07th May, 2019

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.


Wednesday 24th April, 2019

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.


Friday 29th March, 2019

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.