Lynda van Kempen

'Not surprised' off-licence granted

Opponents of a proposed liquor store in Cromwell, including an elder from a neighbouring church, are "not surprised'' an off-licence has been granted.

Hockey turf "last brick"

A further grant of $40,000 will be the "last brick in the wall'' for the new amenities building at the upgraded hockey turf in Cromwell.

No delay applying new street names

No delay applying new street names

Schist Lane and Hosking Drive are about to go on the map in Cromwell.

Painting rewards he who waits

Painting rewards he who waits

A Grahame Sydney painting delivered 19 years after it was commissioned is expected to reward its owner's patience by fetching more than $100,000 when it goes under the auctioneer's hammer next week.

Adventure tourism course for Polytech

Adventure tourism course for Polytech

The Otago Polytechnic's Central Campus will soon be one of a handful of places around the world offering a management degree majoring in adventure tourism.

Downhill sport on the up

Downhill sport on the up

It was a fast trip downhill for New Zealand's top lugers but the sport is on its way up, officials say.

Public outcry over puppy drowning

There has been a public outcry over the drowning of a puppy which was apparently tied to a rock and thrown off the Alexandra Bridge.

Cardboard wine box a puzzler

Cardboard wine box a puzzler

A cardboard winebox proved to be the achilles heel of many of Central Otago's top young viticulturists yesterday.

Bones,fat upset park users

A mess of animal bones and fat has been dumped at Maniototo Park several times recently, which is disturbing for park users, district council staff say.

Visitor controls lifted

Visitor controls lifted

Dunstan Hospital is open to all visitors again, concerns having eased about the spread of a very infectious virus.