The Otautau Standard, our historical newspaper, is now on Papers Past, an online database of NZ newspapers. The issues covered include 1905-1932. This is a great tool for family researchers. Many thanks to the folks at the National Library for all their hard work in helping to make this paper more accessible.
Later issues of the newspaper (1933-1946) can be accessed directly via microfilm at the Otautau office of the Southland District Council.