Andrew Ashton

Help in sex abuse inquiry

Police investigating the alleged sexual abuse of 10 boys from Otago say the public have been coming forward to help with the investigation, in the wake of a public appeal for information about the activities of a Palmerston man.

Nature's free irrigation helps

Nature's free irrigation helps

Farmers using North Otago irrigation schemes are well placed to work through any future dry spells this year, after some parts of the region received almost double the usual amount of rain last month.

Aoraki job cuts under assessment

Aoraki job cuts under assessment

Possible job losses at Aoraki Polytechnic's Oamaru and Dunedin campuses will not be made official until the institution has considered feedback from staff members.

Tourists in hospital after highway crash

Tourists in hospital after highway crash

Two people were yesterday airlifted to hospital with serious leg injuries following a crash at Hilderthorpe.

Residents back new lakefront council building

Residents back new lakefront council building

Plans to redevelop a 1.2ha section of the Lake Tekapo waterfront, between the retail centre and the lake edge, this week drew strong approval from local residents and businesses at the first of two public workshops.

Anglers should beware of legislative fishhooks

Anglers should beware of legislative fishhooks

Central South Island Fish and Game officer Mark Webb said while there had not been any reported issues with people fishing for kahawai alongside those fishing for salmon or trout, inquiries were ''identifying that there may be a developing problem''.

Public warned to avoid island

Public warned to avoid island

Motuariki Island at Lake Tekapo is still smouldering following a devastating fire three days ago, and people should stay away, the Department of Conservation says.

Visitor numbers on par with last Christmas

Visitor attractions in Waitaki appear to have remained popular with visitors over the Christmas and New Year holiday period, with most places noting similar visitor numbers to the previous year.

Albion busy building a first class practice pitch

Albion busy building a first class practice pitch

Efforts to bring first class cricket back to Oamaru are a step closer, after the Albion Cricket Club stumped up thousands of dollars to help establish top-flight facilities.

Launch for medical centre funds

Twizel residents are just two weeks away from knowing how much money they may need to raise to replace the township's outdated medical facilities.