Lynda van Kempen

Quick response to truck bale fire averts crisis

Quick response to truck bale fire averts crisis

Great bales of fire are the last thing you want to see in your rear-vision mirror when you're steaming down the highway, driving a truck-and-trailer unit loaded with straw.

Mum, child escape Ranfurly house fire

Mum, child escape Ranfurly house fire

A mother and her 2-year-old child had a lucky escape from their burning home in Ranfurly this morning but a severely burnt dog had to be put down.

Highlands developer delighted

Highlands developer delighted

A year on from the opening of the $25 million Highlands Motorsport Park, owner Tony Quinn says the facility has proved ''twice as good as I thought it would be''.

Wabbit Warriors best of bunny bunch

Wabbit Warriors best of bunny bunch

The Easter Bunny won this round.

Tulloch flings big truck around track

Tulloch flings big truck around track

He described himself as ''a wee bit rusty'' but Inky Tulloch and his 5.5 tonne racing truck were the stars of the show at the first Highlands Fling.

Lower count at Bunny Hunt

Lower count at Bunny Hunt

Central Otago Easter bunnies proved too wily for their hunters this year.

Bunnies beware - Easter's here

Bunnies beware -  Easter's here

Good Friday morning, muddy utes parked around Alexandra's Pioneer Park ... must be the time of year when the Southern Hopper Stoppers do battle with the Wandering Wabbiters.

Cloudy Bay deal on despite ads

The deal between Northburn Station vineyard and Cloudy Bay Vineyards is still ''on'' despite the property near Cromwell being advertised for sale.

Easter visitors spoilt for choice

Easter visitors spoilt for choice

Rabbits, racing and riesling will be the focus for thousands of visitors to Central Otago at Easter.

Festival licence 'clarity' sought

In an unusual move, the organiser of this weekend's Clyde Wine and Food Harvest Festival has appealed decisions granting one special liquor licence for the event but declining another.