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Youth council reluctantly postpones awards

An awards night which celebrates the youth of the Gore district has been postponed until next year. Youth Council chairwoman Olivia Crawford said she was...

Book sale on once Level 1 arrives

Preparations for the Gore Pakeke Lions Club's annual second-hand book sale are well under way, but when it will be held is still uncertain. The...

Intersection plans ‘good news’

Traffic lights might once again be back on the drawing board for Eastern Southland. A safety upgrade of the State Highway 1 and State Highway...

‘Whakarongo, titiro mai, korero ‘

"Without te reo, I don't have an identity," Kay Lawton says. It was important for New Zealanders to celebrate and learn te reo Maori as...

Te reo in pride of place

This week is Te Wiki o te Reo Maori, Maori Language week. The Ensign reporter Sandy Eggleston talked to Mataura's Te Kohanga Reo Kia...

Years at trust rewarding

Retiring Community Trust South board member Lindsay Wright has been amazed at the resourcefulness of people he has met in his time on the...

Requests for foodbank parcels rising

Gore Salvation Army foodbank staff have seen an increase in the number of requests for food parcels. The contactless foodbank has been open Mondays, Wednesdays...

Brooklyn puts in the hard work on her mint Evo

Having been bought up around her grandfather's extensive collection of vehicles, 21-year-old Brooklyn Kay, of Riversdale, knows her stuff. Since about the age of 7,...

Trio of gardeners honoured

Three Gore Garden Club members have been awarded life memberships. Lyn Hankey, Ann Thornley and Fay Graves were recognised at the August meeting. Club secretary Noreen...

Schools keep their connections strong

The shift to Delta Alert Level 2 means pupils will be back to school today. The Ensign reporter Valu Maka spoke with primary schools...
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