Lynda van Kempen

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.

'Florreys' to dominate parade

''Florreys'' will outnumber floats four to one in this year's Alexandra Blossom Festival procession.

Residents rally in effort to save store

Residents rally in effort to save store

A ''Save Our Store'' meeting will be held on Thursday night in Naseby, as residents rally to retain the town's general store, and community ownership is one of the options being canvassed.

Closure takes workers by surprise

Earnscleugh gold mine workers say they were shocked to learn they would be made redundant next month as they thought they had another three years of work ahead at the mine.

Objectors say closing rural roads for rally sends wrong message

Closing the Moa Flat road for the Targa South Island Rally may give a message to young drivers it is fine to race on rural back roads, with dire consequences, opponents say.