Community support for a retirement lifestyle village in the
Alexandra area has heartened the backers, so the project will
carry on to the next stage.
A tidal wave of opposition to proposed health cuts which
might result in downgrading services and closing beds at
Dunstan Hospital continued to sweep across Central Otago last
The threat of services being cut at Dunstan Hospital
galvanised about 1000 people to attend a public meeting in
Alexandra last night, but the district health board said
budget cuts were still under negotiation.
A new contest for young Central Otago fruitgrowers should be
good for the industry, as well as the participants,
Summerfruit New Zealand president Gary Bennetts says.
The Dunstan Golf Course at Clyde is a cut above its
Providing showers for freedom campers and fruit pickers is a
''growth industry'' for the Cromwell Swim Centre.
The ''honeymoon'' is nearly over for motorists parking in the
central business districts of Cromwell and Alexandra.
The Maniototo Bards, Ballads and Bulldust Festival is gaining
momentum and has the potential to become a major drawcard,
one of its organisers says.
A change in policy to allow electric bikes on the Otago
Central Rail Trail has been welcomed by the trail operators'
Wanaka Wastebusters may take over its Central Otago
counterpart and wants a ''small share'' of the district
recycling contract to remain viable in its new territory.
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