Lynda van Kempen

$19,000 in Masonic grants

$19,000 in Masonic grants

Masonic Lodges in Central Otago distributed grants totalling $19,000 to 12 groups at the weekend.

Outdoor ice rink celebrates 25 years of action

Outdoor ice rink celebrates 25 years of action

The traditional "grudge match'' between Ranfurly and Oturehua ice hockey teams was one of the highlights of the revelry marking the Maniototo Ice Rink's 25th anniversary.

Gold mine would set benchmark

Gold mine would set benchmark

A large-scale gold mine proposed near Roxburgh will not only be economically viable, it will set the benchmark for best-practice environmental mining and rehabilitation, its developer says.

Police oppose trots liquor licence

Police oppose trots liquor licence

The Omakau trots are not up to scratch for a special alcohol licence, police say.

Two for, one against venture

Two for, one against venture

A proposed dog-sledding operation at Alexandra has drawn twice as much support as opposition.

Lake conditions on web

From now on, deciding whether to take the boat to the Clyde end of Lake Dunstan for a sail or cruise should be plain sailing.

Piano livens up centre

Piano livens up centre

The sound of music is livening up Alexandra's shopping centre and anyone is welcome to tinkle the ivories.

Church against proposed liquor store

Church against proposed liquor store

An off-licence for a new liquor store in Cromwell has been opposed by one of its neighbours, the Cromwell and Districts Presbyterian Church.

Dust worry for mine opponents

Dust is one of the main concerns of orchardists and berry-growers who have opposed a large-scale gold mine being set up near Roxburgh.

Retirement village start

Retirement village start

Cromwell's new $60 million retirement village has gone from the drawing board to construction zone.