Lynda van Kempen

Fire seen as 'suspicious'

The cause of an Alexandra fire which gutted a car and threatened a nearby house is being treated as suspicious.

Fluoride delay

A decision on adding fluoride in Ranfurly's water supply will be delayed for up to 14 years.

Wanaka group picks up part of recycling contract

Wanaka group picks up part of recycling contract

When one bin lid closes, another one opens.

Board urged to postpone fluoridation

Board urged to postpone fluoridation

The only community board in Central Otago which voted to add fluoride to a town water supply is being encouraged to postpone taking action for about another 14 years.

Fruit stall wine sales approved

Selling fruit port and wine from a Cromwell fruit stall would not open the door for other stalls to sell alcohol, a hearings panel believes.

'Highly sensitive' plan to open graves opposed

A ''highly sensitive'' proposal to open up what are thought to be unmarked graves in historic Central Otago cemeteries and analyse the contents should be rejected to avoid upsetting families, a district council staff member says.

Cold temperatures spur bonspiel hopes

Cold temperatures spur bonspiel hopes

Don't tempt fate, Central Otago curlers say, but the signs are promising for a national bonspiel.

CO Health agreed to 2% cut

CO Health agreed to 2% cut

Short-term savings and sacrifices made by staff enabled the company which runs Dunstan Hospital at Clyde to agree to a 2% or ($200,000) cut in the hospital's budget for the coming year, the company said.

Industry ready to push wine tourism

Industry ready to push wine tourism

Wine tourism is the ''next frontier'' for the Central Otago wine industry.

Discovery of firearms baffles police

Discovery of firearms baffles police

The reason why a box of firearms ''stumbled over'' by a child was partly hidden on the Roxburgh Gorge cycle and walking trail remains a mystery to Alexandra police.