Lynda van Kempen

Submissions favour Oliver's expansion plan

Submissions favour Oliver's expansion plan

A planned revamp of Oliver's buildings at Clyde which would lead to a revival of the restaurant and the establishment of a craft brewery seem to have found favour with the public.

Motorsport: Tearing up track suits teen

Motorsport: Tearing up track suits teen

Her cousin was the youngest person to sail solo non-stop around the world four years ago, and now Terri Taylor wants to blaze her own trail, on dry land and on four wheels.

Festival has cash for grants

Festival has cash for grants

Four years after being declared technically insolvent, the Alexandra Blossom Festival has improved its finances to the point where it can start handing out grants again.

Otago Trust aims to help prevent suicide

Otago Trust aims to help prevent suicide

Locals helping locals is how the people behind the newly formed Otago Suicide Prevention Trust describe the group.

Helmet was 'best $60 I've ever spent'

Helmet was 'best $60 I've ever spent'

Cromwell businessman Bob Tovey says his $60 ski helmet is the best investment he ever made.

No change to outcome of liquor licence ruling

The Central Otago District Licensing Committee has corrected an error in its Alexandra Four Square Supermarket off-licence decision but says the mistake does not affect the hearing outcome.

Boucher booked for One Community event

A Cromwell woman has launched a campaign to highlight the benefits of volunteering, inspired by the New Zealand Breakers' ''One Team'' philosophy.

Routine stop now drug bust

A driver stopped by police for not wearing a seat belt sparked a chain of events which led to the discovery of ''significant quantities'' of cannabis, ecstasy and LSD along with cash in the vehicle, police say.

Govt lifts seasonal employer scheme cap

Govt lifts seasonal employer scheme cap

Lifting the cap on the recognised seasonal employer (RSE) scheme has been welcomed by horticulture and viticulture industry groups, which say the scheme underpins growth in those sectors.

No action over person who dumped chlorine

No action over person who dumped chlorine

No action will be taken against the person who placed a potentially lethal and explosive chemical in a Roxburgh wheelie bin last week, resulting in a rubbish collector needing medical treatment for chlorine inhalation and poisoning.