Gold was the reason for its creation more than a century ago,
but these days Aronui Dam is more likely to host Australian
coot waterbirds or invasive raupo plants than gold-miners.
After a decade as the sole charge policeman in Ranfurly,
Senior Constable Steve Burke is moving on.
Residents of Clyde and the surrounding district are being
warned they might hear loud explosions during the day as part
of work to upgrade Transpower transmission lines near the
Wanaka and Alexandra's loss is Queenstown's gain in the
proposed restructuring of the Otago rural policing area.
Central Otago WasteBusters is ''disappointed but not
surprised'' to lose the contract for recycling services in
the district and plans to reinvent itself to survive.
A cool spring has added to a ''real tough'' start to the
fruit season for some Central Otago orchardists and taken its
toll on the apricot crop, which will be lighter than usual.
A shearing stand in the midst of polished paintwork and
gleaming chrome at a car show may seem an odd combination.
Bathans has been basking in the reflected glory of Hollywood
A-listers for the past week.
Closed-circuit TV footage, ''good old-fashioned policing''
and help from the public appears to have helped solve an
''unusual'' burglary in Alexandra.
The land Meridian Energy bought for its controversial
proposed $2 billion windfarm on the Lammermoor Range is on
the market, spelling the final chapter of Project Hayes.
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