Lynda van Kempen

Lifestylers versus orchards

Lifestylers versus orchards

The conflict between rural residential living and noisy rural activities was highlighted as lifestyle block residents squared off against orchardists in Alexandra this week.

Trust objects to effects of dairying

The ''greening'' of the Cromwell district for dairying is undesirable, a planning panel was told this week.

Purchase of park denied

Highlands Motorsport Park owner Tony Quinn has not added the Hampton Downs Motorsport Park to his property portfolio.

Tenure deal exemption loss angers

Tenure deal exemption loss angers

Two high country farmers who have gone through the tenure review process vented their ire this week about planned changes to the Central Otago district plan they say make a mockery of that agreement with the Crown.

Four face charges of hunting illegally

An Omakau farmer came face to face with four alleged poachers on his farm just hours after he and some neighbours had been hunting on the same property with their children.

Thousands raised for Vanuatu

Thousands raised for Vanuatu

Alexandra man Wayne Perkins reckons he has never been hugged by so many Vanuatuans.

Fruit sculpture likely to stay put

Fruit sculpture likely to stay put

Cromwell's big fruit seems set to stay where it is.

Highlands seeks rezoning for park

Highlands seeks rezoning for park

Highlands Motorsport Park management have suggested the land be rezoned, saying the park has outgrown its resource consent, which carries a ''cumbersome'' set of conditions.

Bell tower sets renovation tone

Bell tower sets renovation tone

Two years of work restoring the former St John's Church in Cromwell is due to be finished by winter. Lynda Van Kempen spoke to its owner, Brendon Urlich, about the project.

Calls for greater dairying control

Dairy conversions in Central Otago should be singled out for closer attention and controls imposed in the revised district plan, the district council has been told.