Lynda van Kempen

Village trust will forge ahead

Community support for a retirement lifestyle village in the Alexandra area has heartened the backers, so the project will carry on to the next stage.

More opposition to health cuts

More opposition to health cuts

A tidal wave of opposition to proposed health cuts which might result in downgrading services and closing beds at Dunstan Hospital continued to sweep across Central Otago last night.

1000 gather over threat to cut hospital services

1000 gather over threat to cut hospital services

The threat of services being cut at Dunstan Hospital galvanised about 1000 people to attend a public meeting in Alexandra last night, but the district health board said budget cuts were still under negotiation.

Fruitgrowers challenge

A new contest for young Central Otago fruitgrowers should be good for the industry, as well as the participants, Summerfruit New Zealand president Gary Bennetts says.

Golf course presentation wins award

Golf course presentation wins award

The Dunstan Golf Course at Clyde is a cut above its opposition.

More showering at swimming pool

More showering at swimming pool

Providing showers for freedom campers and fruit pickers is a ''growth industry'' for the Cromwell Swim Centre.

Parking restrictions imposed in bylaw

Parking restrictions imposed in bylaw

The ''honeymoon'' is nearly over for motorists parking in the central business districts of Cromwell and Alexandra.

Potential in 'bards and ballads' event

Potential in 'bards and ballads' event

The Maniototo Bards, Ballads and Bulldust Festival is gaining momentum and has the potential to become a major drawcard, one of its organisers says.

Electric bikes allowed on rail trail

Electric bikes allowed on rail trail

A change in policy to allow electric bikes on the Otago Central Rail Trail has been welcomed by the trail operators' group.

Proposal to take over recycler

Wanaka Wastebusters may take over its Central Otago counterpart and wants a ''small share'' of the district recycling contract to remain viable in its new territory.