The conflict between rural residential living and noisy rural
activities was highlighted as lifestyle block residents
squared off against orchardists in Alexandra this week.
The ''greening'' of the Cromwell district for dairying is
undesirable, a planning panel was told this week.
Highlands Motorsport Park owner Tony Quinn has not added the
Hampton Downs Motorsport Park to his property portfolio.
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.
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.
Alexandra man Wayne Perkins reckons he has never been hugged
by so many Vanuatuans.
Cromwell's big fruit seems set to stay where it is.
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.
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.
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.
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