Lynda van Kempen

Sudden death shocks town

Sudden death shocks town

The Cromwell community is reeling in shock at the sudden death of a 17-year-old who was recognised as a young leader with huge potential.

Worker shortage as cherry harvest looms

Worker shortage as cherry harvest looms

A large cherry crop combined with new plantings coming into production has growers worried they won't have enough workers to harvest fruit and grapes in the wider Central Otago area this season.

Surmise fire started in flat kitchen

Surmise fire started in flat kitchen

A fire which gutted a Ranfurly flat on Monday night is believed to have started in the kitchen.

Police 'definitely' losing community respect

Police 'definitely' losing community respect

A series of ''misconduct'' events has eroded the community's respect for Central Otago police, Mayor Tony Lepper said yesterday.

'Jet-lagged' Charlie home, none the worse for wear

'Jet-lagged' Charlie home, none the worse for wear

Alexandra was not all it was cracked up to be for Charlie the free-ranging hen, who returned home to roost yesterday.

Tech-free cage challenges teenagers

Tech-free cage challenges teenagers

It proved too hard for some of their number, but a small group of Alexandra teenagers managed to last 24 hours ''technology-free''.

Orchardists turn it on for centenary

Orchardists turn it on for centenary

Apricot jam and a soundtrack featuring bird-scaring devices helped set the scene for a milestone being celebrated at a Cromwell orchard at the weekend.

Falls Dam project costs nearly $200m

Falls Dam project costs nearly $200m

The estimated cost of the upgraded Manuherikia irrigation scheme has nearly trebled, which is a setback but not a ''knockout blow'', scheme promoters say.

Dam caretaker unhappy with lack of recognition

One of the volunteer caretakers of the Aronui Dam aired a few grizzles when the dam's future management was discussed this week.

Council seeks grant for collection study

Council seeks grant for collection study

The Central Otago District Council is seeking a grant of up to $54,000 for a feasibility study into options for housing, curating and displaying the Eden Hore Fashion Collection it bought for $40,000.