Lynda van Kempen

Highlands seeks new consents

Highlands seeks new consents

More than two years after opening, the Highlands Motorsport Park is seeking a new resource consent to cover its operation and address ongoing issues with neighbours over the noise it generates.

Hospital grounds to have free care

Hospital grounds to have free care

They may be unlikely fairy godmothers, but Dunstan Hospital is not complaining.

Stalwart of Grey Power scaling back involvement

The ''backbone'' of Central Otago Grey Power is now taking more of a back seat.

'You're never too young to get cancer'

'You're never too young to get cancer'

A mother-of-three who has advanced bowel cancer is pleading with other young parents to ''trust their instincts'' about their health.

Precedent not 'significant'

Precedent not 'significant'

Allowing an advertising hoarding on the side of an Alexandra shop will set a precedent, a hearings panel has been told.

Differences over kindergarten merger

Differences over kindergarten merger

The governing body for Central Otago's seven kindergartens is hoping to make the most radical change of all in coming months by merging with a Canterbury kindergarten association. The proposal has generated some dissent. Lynda van Kempen investigates.

Confidence in care facilities for aged

Central Otago Mayor Tony Lepper is confident the aged care needs of district residents will be met - just not immediately.

More Australians riding the rail trail

More Australians riding the rail trail

A significant increase in the number of Australians using the Otago Central Rail Trail has been recorded in a new survey.

Gambling policy: no 'huge issues'

Tighter restrictions are not needed in its gambling venue policy, the Central Otago District Council has decided.

Grower of year contest 'great'

Grower of year contest 'great'

Otago's first competitor in the national Young Grower of the Year contest enjoyed his first taste and will be back for more.