More than 200 people participated in a wild river field day
at the Nevis Crossing in Central Otago yesterday, designed to
raise the profile of New Zealand's remaining wild rivers and
A dozen native Otago skinks are sunning themselves in a
purpose-built enclosure near Alexandra after being released
into the wild on Saturday.
A decision by the Central Otago District Council's district
development committee to relocate Cromwell's information
centre could add an extra 5-10% to rates in the Cromwell
ward, Cromwell Community Board chairman Neil Gillespie warns.
Meridian Energy is appealing an Environment Court decision
declining consents for its proposed $2 billion Project Hayes
wind farm in Central Otago.
Mixed opinions are being expressed about proposed signs at
entrances to Alexandra, and some have described the idea as a
tacky waste of money.
One hundred years of legal service was recognised in
Alexandra last night, at the centenary celebrations of
Central Otago law firm Bodkins Barristers Solicitors and
A $10 million pinot noir winery near Cromwell, in
receivership since September 2008, has been bought by
Marlborough-based winemaker Ant Moore.
Two grass fires in quick succession yesterday brought home
the message about the high fire risk in Central Otago.
A new information centre on State Highway
8B at Cromwell has been approved by a majority vote of
Central Otago District Council district development committee
members, despite strong opposition.
Central Otago's fruit growers are fielding up to 20 calls a
day from hopeful workers as the first cherry varieties are
picked for the domestic market.
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