The Otautau Standard, our historical newspaper, is now online at Papers Past, the National Library's database of New Zealand newspapers. The issues covered are from 1905 to 1932.
This is a great research tool, and thanks need to go to the hard work of National Library staff for making our newspaper more easily accessible.
Later issues of the newspaper (1933-1946) can still be accessed directly via microfilm at the Otautau office of the Southland District Council.
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