Lynda van Kempen

Bald Hills sold to overseas investor

Bald Hills sold to overseas investor

Another Central Otago vineyard is changing hands to an overseas investor - the second this year.

Fraser scheme viable: Pioneer

Fraser scheme viable: Pioneer

Pioneer Generation is confident its proposed $15 million to $20 million hydro-electric scheme on the upper Fraser River near Alexandra is viable and sustainable in the long term.

Pollution spikes not so critical

Pollution spikes not so critical

Air quality regulations should be reviewed, with less concern about ''spikes'' in air pollution on still winter days, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, says.

After coming 'through some scary moments', festival nears 60th

A reversal of fortunes after teetering on the brink of extinction five years ago means the Alexandra Blossom Festival is in good heart leading up to its 60th birthday, organisers say.

1916 missing from 'fascinating' diaries

1916 missing from 'fascinating' diaries

Imagine having the beginning and end of a fascinating story, but missing half the pages.

Council needs more info on airport water supply

The brakes are still on future development at the Alexandra airport until a decision is made about an upgraded water supply at the site.

Document wording alarms council

A four-letter word in a document has alarmed Central Otago district councillors, council staff and its planning consultant.

Options for airport water

The need for an upgraded water supply has placed the brakes on further development at the Alexandra airport.

Welcome moisture makes for a top show

Welcome moisture makes for a top show

The most welcome ''visitor'' to the Mt Benger A&P Show was uninvited but warmly received.

Multisport: Breen's team fastest in Rail Trail duathlon

Multisport: Breen's team fastest in Rail Trail duathlon

Beehives and the fire risk were among the hazards mentioned to competitors in briefings for this year's Otago Central Rail Trail Duathlon.