Lynda van Kempen

Parties' policies on aged care in spotlight

Parties' policies on aged care in spotlight

Dirty politics scored a brief mention but aged care and foreign investment were among the more pressing issues canvassed by Waitaki candidates during an election forum in Alexandra yesterday.

Winter 'stoked' to come second

Central Otago representative Mike Winter was runner-up in the national Young Viticulturist of the Year contest and says he is definitely ''having another crack '' at the title next year.

Running on a prayer does trick

Running on a prayer does trick

Jan Taylor is not one to do things by half measures.

'How cool it is to be part of the Targa'

'How cool it is to be part of the Targa'

Hosting the ''world-class'' Targa South Island rally this year will have huge financial benefits for the communities involved, rally driver and Arrowtown businessman Richard Mehrtens says.

Long-time knitter still learning as she goes

Long-time knitter still learning as she goes

She may have been knitting for more than 70 years but Daphne Randle says she is still learning as she goes.

Court for resort plan

The Environment Court will get to decide whether the dream of a $500 million resort and lifestyle development at McArthur Ridge near Alexandra is over.

Grant supports digital movie screenings plan

A Roxburgh group hoping for big-screen glory came one frame closer to success yesterday.

Status quo for main street

Status quo for main street

Angle parking will be retained in Roxburgh's main street after cycle lanes, parallel parks and flush median strips all got the thumbs-down from town leaders yesterday.

Purchases extend Akarua vineyard

Purchases extend Akarua vineyard

Akarua Winery has shown its faith in the Central Otago wine industry through buying two more properties to expand its vineyard area to 100ha.

Cycle trail trust to seek funds

Cycle trail trust to seek funds

An $8 million fund to enhance and maintain the national cycle trail opened last week and the network's trailblazer may be among the first to benefit.