Lynda van Kempen

Meeting to discuss future management of Aronui Dam

Meeting to discuss future management of Aronui Dam

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.

Policeman moving on

Policeman moving on

After a decade as the sole charge policeman in Ranfurly, Senior Constable Steve Burke is moving on.

Lines upgrade explosion alert

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 town.

Queenstown gains in shuffle

Wanaka and Alexandra's loss is Queenstown's gain in the proposed restructuring of the Otago rural policing area.

Without contract WasteBusters looks to survive

Without contract WasteBusters looks to survive

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.

Cool spring takes toll on apricot crop

Cool spring takes toll on apricot crop

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.

'Shear for Life' helped by car show

'Shear for Life' helped by car show

A shearing stand in the midst of polished paintwork and gleaming chrome at a car show may seem an odd combination.

Touch of Hollywood in the Maniototo

Touch of Hollywood in the Maniototo

St Bathans has been basking in the reflected glory of Hollywood A-listers for the past week.

Residents back up police as two suspects nabbed

Closed-circuit TV footage, ''good old-fashioned policing'' and help from the public appears to have helped solve an ''unusual'' burglary in Alexandra.

Project Hayes land on market

Project Hayes land on market

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.