Lynda van Kempen

Poaching dangerous in forests

Poaching dangerous in forests

Poaching is a significant problem which risks the lives of staff and recreational forest users, southern forestry bosses say.

No decision on vacancy

The Vincent Community Board will make a decision next month whether to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of board member Stu Millis.

Mayoralty candidates declare their intentions

Mayoralty candidates declare their intentions

At least two contenders - maybe three - have emerged for the Central Otago mayoralty race.

Village group may go it alone

A group planning a retirement village near Alexandra says the Central Lakes Trust is reluctant to provide seed money for a feasibility study so it will have to raise the $30,000 from its supporters.

Fascination for memorabilia

Fascination for memorabilia

His father's medals sparked Wayne Campbell's interest in collecting war memorabilia.

'Disillusioned' Vincent board member resigns

'Disillusioned' Vincent board member resigns

Vincent Community Board member Stu Millis has resigned, saying he has "had enough'' of local government and citing concerns about the district mayor and board chairwoman.

Pumpkin festival on a roll

Pumpkin festival on a roll

Rolled, carved, dressed, spat out and eaten - all this and more happened to the feature vegetable at the inaugural Pumpkin Festival at Roxburgh yesterday.

Trophies turn tourists’ heads

Trophies turn tourists’ heads

Bemused overseas tourists watched as hunters in the Cromwell Hunting Competition unloaded deer, pigs and rabbits for weigh-in at a hotel car park in the town yesterday.

Staff turnover not unusual

Staff turnover not  unusual

There is nothing unusual about the degree of staff movement at the Central Otago District Council, its chief executive says.

Twice-yearly water billing

Cutting water billing back to twice-yearly is likely to save the Central Otago District Council at least $20,000 annually.