Emergency services clear debris from State Highway 8 between Alexandra and Roxburgh, near Speargrass Inn, after a vehicle towing a trailer with a racing car hit a tree about 6.40pm yesterday.
Roxburgh's mushy cherry extravaganza will be even more chaotic than usual as more events are added.
No-one envied a truck driver performing a three-point-turn with a 75-tonne gold dredge in tow in Roxburgh yesterday as the piece of machinery was transported to Beaumont.
Maniototo's fundraising spirit is to the fore in support of a $5 million upgraded health facility in Ranfurly. Other funding proposals are also in the pipeline.
Scrawled behind the counter of Naseby’s Black Forest Cafe is a drawing of former owner Wendy Becker, who died last July, with a hat saying "boss".
As parts of the region are battered by rain, Central Otago orchardists are assessing the damage ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations.
Recent tagging near Ophir and on an Alexandra church has Central Otago police trying to stamp out the ''very uncommon'' offending.
Josh Kenny (11, left), of Christchurch, and Robert Hall (10), of the Maniototo, exercise their throwing arms at the Ranfurly Pool Party on Saturday.
Through its preservation of historic buildings, Ophir, about 2km from Omakau, remains a relic of the gold-mining era. Central Otago reporter Jono Edwards visits some of its architectural gems.
When Ailsa and Jim Oliver first met, she was tasked with serving him tea in bed in the morning. Now the tables have turned.
A Cromwell retirement village’s quick uptake shows the need for elderly housing in the town, its sales manager says.
Cromwell has escaped with minimal damage after a series of "dust devils" struck the town.
A series of mini-tornadoes left a Cromwell woman ''shaking and terrified'' and caused a trail of destruction in the town last night.
As the picking of larger stonefruit begins, Central Otago orchardists are hoping the mercury rises to speed up ripening.
Strolls around St Bathans won't be the same after the loss of its canine tour guide.
The head of Lake Dunstan had not quite warmed enough to lure swimmers when this aerial was taken late last year, but holidaymakers have since flocked to enjoy the lake's blue waters.
Alexis O’Neill (4) showed fashion is sometimes about attitude not clothing at the Cromwell trots at the weekend.
While skidding around dirt tracks in a high-powered machine, Cromwell engineer Peter Dickson (28) found the best way to keep out of pile-ups was to stay in front.
The waters of Lake Roxburgh continue to flow below the Roxburgh Dam as the Clutha River, after generating electricity for 300,000 homes.
Vehicles spill out of a car park at Nugget Point in the Catlins this week. Marilyn Dunn, who lives near the popular attraction, said it was filling regularly throughout the Christmas period.