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.
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
A fire which gutted a Ranfurly flat on Monday night is
believed to have started in the kitchen.
A series of ''misconduct'' events has eroded the community's
respect for Central Otago police, Mayor Tony Lepper said
Alexandra was not all it was cracked up to be for Charlie the
free-ranging hen, who returned home to roost yesterday.
It proved too hard for some of their number, but a small
group of Alexandra teenagers managed to last 24 hours
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.
The estimated cost of the upgraded Manuherikia irrigation
scheme has nearly trebled, which is a setback but not a
''knockout blow'', scheme promoters say.
One of the volunteer caretakers of the Aronui Dam aired a few
grizzles when the dam's future management was discussed this
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.
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