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Latest documents

  • Gore runner-up at nationals

    For the second year running the Gore Bowling Club interclub sevens team has made it through to the finals of the national tournament.

  • Church set to find new home

    Another chapter in the saga of the Lumsden Presbyterian Church is about to begin.

  • Landers face season-defining match

    The Rebels continue to defy the pundits — especially this one — after crushing the Drua at home, 41-20. (Note to self, only pick the Drua at home)!

  • Pupils’ golden form

    Gore athletes made a lot of noise on the South Island stage at the weekend.

  • Big monsters, bigger fun

    There are not many things that get me more excited than watching fictional monsters fight each other.

  • Putting five different laundry drying methods to the test

    At my place over winter, the sun apologetically creeps over the hills for a few hours a day, if it appears at all.

  • Projects planned to boost efficiency

    Glenaray Station general manager Simon Lee and block manager Nicky Thompson are implementing the‘‘lean farm approach’’ on the 70,000ha sheep, beef and deer property in Northern Southland. The couple recently hosted a field day outlining how they were improving productivity, reducing waste and creating a more efficient farming system. Rural reporter Shawn McAvinue was there.A plan is unfolding to improve efficiency, reduce waste and add value on a high-country station in Northern Southland.

  • ‘Bloody hard’ to see pub shut

    THE doors have shut on another country pub in the South — with the publican describing it as a tragedy.

  • Playcentre facing closure

    A Clinton early education centre is facing guaranteed closure mid-year if they cannot find children to enrol.

  • Run your heat pump smartly

    The days are darker, it’s getting colder, and the temptation to run the heat pump at full blast might be growing. After all, it’s a low-cost and efficient way to heat your home. While tempting, blasting your heat pump will add to the numbers on your electricity bill, and it also adds to your carbon footprint, according to EECA.

Featured documents

  • Family culture on, off the field: coach

    The Albion Rugby Club has made the Gore Showgrounds a hive of activity again this winter....

  • Inspiring youth to love playing rugby

    Seeing the next generation play the sport he loves is why Kieva Littlejohn put his hand up to be this year’s Albion Rugby Club ambassador....

  • Timeless beauty of the Chathams

    THE Chatham archipelago, about 800km east of the South Island, is 45 minutes ahead of New Zealand. Actually they are on the other side of the international date line, but that’s been shifted to bulge around the islands so they share the same date as the rest of the country instead of being the day...

  • Marvels in Great Southern

    Four and a-half hours’ drive south of Perth, Western Australia’s Great Southern region, anchored by heritage-tinged Albany is ripe for exploration, writes Mike Yardley....

  • Balancing work, life key to happy farming

    The five finalists have been decided for the Otago Daily Times and Rural Life Year of the Farmer initiative. Rural editor Sally Rae talks to the one of the finalists — Nelson and Fiona Hancox — about keeping positive in West Otago....

  • BrightPhnomPenhlives withshadowsofpast

    LOCATED at the confluence of the mighty Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, the very name Phnom Penh conjures up an image of the exotic....

  • Finding family fun

    If you’re planning an Aussie trip with your whole tribe, add these top family-friendly experiences to your travel list this year, writes Sara Bunny....

  • Dignity in Jerusalem of Europe

    Mike Yardley explores history and hope in Sarajevo....

  • Passion for genetics put into practice

    A driven young Southland farmer has added another string to his already busy bow with the acquisition of a sheep stud. Rural editor SallyRae talks to Pete Gardyne about his farming philosophy....

  • Passion for plants sees business celebrate 90 years

    A West Otago business celebrates its 90th anniversary this month, an extraordinary achievement particularly given it has remained in the same family. Business editor Sally Rae meets the Hughes family from Blue Mountain Nurseries....

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