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Over 200 people take part in wild river field day

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 their values.

Lizards let loose

Lizards let loose

A dozen native Otago skinks are sunning themselves in a purpose-built enclosure near Alexandra after being released into the wild on Saturday.

Warning new information centre could lift rates 5-10%

Warning new information centre could lift rates 5-10%

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 lodges appeal

Meridian lodges appeal

Meridian Energy is appealing an Environment Court decision declining consents for its proposed $2 billion Project Hayes wind farm in Central Otago.

Signs of negative views

Signs of negative views

Mixed opinions are being expressed about proposed signs at entrances to Alexandra, and some have described the idea as a tacky waste of money.

A century of law

A century of law

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 Notaries.

Central Otago Vintners sold

A $10 million pinot noir winery near Cromwell, in receivership since September 2008, has been bought by Marlborough-based winemaker Ant Moore.

Scrub blazes bring home fire danger

Scrub blazes bring home fire danger

Two grass fires in quick succession yesterday brought home the message about the high fire risk in Central Otago.

Support for new i-Site location

Support for new i-Site location

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.

Cherry pickers being turned away

Cherry pickers being turned away

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.