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Classic car collectors on tour in the South

Millions of dollars worth of sports cars purred their way into Gore on Saturday. The cars were part of The Classic Alpine Tour organised by...

Development role ‘nailed’ objectives

Ten years of the Mataura community development co-ordinator role was celebrated in the town last week. The celebration was part of the annual meeting of...

Working to build community links

He came to New Zealand for a holiday 20 years ago and felt so at home he simply never left. Now, as Gore District Council's...

Fence to keep people off railway line

The signs were there but no-one took any notice however, a $75,000 fence will be very hard to ignore. KiwiRail contractors have built a 1.8m...

Marae ‘for everybody’

A shovel-ready grant is an unexpected bonus for Mataura's Te Hono o te Ika a Maui ki Ngai Tahu marae development project. The Ensign understands...

Former bowling club now early learning centre

Five kindergartens opened nationwide in the past year but only one is housed in a former bowling club and located in a small rural...

Doors open to celebrate diversity

The Mataura mosque welcomed the public on its first open day on Saturday. People learned about the religion and ate a barbecue lunch together. There were...

Into the swing of fun

Praise is ramping up for the new $95,000 replacement playground in Gore's Hamilton Park. The new playground, the first in the Gore district to have...

At home enjoying rural city living

Gore District's Council's new community strategy manager Anne Pullar is back home. After stints working throughout New Zealand, Ms Pullar has taken up the newly...

‘Mr Bean’ races to victory

Two vehicles built "from scratch" Southland College mowed through the competition at the recent Otago Southland Grass Kart Challenge. "Me Bean" won first place at...
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