The Central Otago District Council will have to raise rates if residents continue to contaminate their wheelie bins.
More than 300 lanterns may light up Cromwell’s night sky at an upcoming winter event.
Considering its size, small Central Otago township Tarras garners a lot of attention, whether it be for exceptionally woolly sheep or toilet troubles.
The weather calmed in parts of the Maniototo affected by flooding and heavy snow during the weekend, but residents are preparing for more of the same.
Roads in Central Otago have been badly affected due to heavy rain, snow and ice.
Some Otago children will be able to earn medals while connecting with nature through a Department of Conservation initiative which is spreading to the regions.
Some Otago towns are again regularly exceeding recommended air pollution levels this winter, as the regional council composes a new air quality strategy to try to curb the problem.
''Exceptional circumstances'' means two Teviot Valley orchardists have received a national honour usually only awarded once a year.
Omakau and Manuherikia Valley residents are being asked what community spaces are needed in the area as the future of the local hall and rugby clubrooms hangs in the balance.
Continued low inflows into Clutha River hydro-electric dams have forced generator Contact Energy to turn to North Island gas plants to fill the gap.
The coffers of Maniototo Plunket will not be dipped into to aid failing groups, as was feared before the restructuring of its parent organisation.
A hub hosting new trades courses is the latest announcement in a multimillion-dollar redevelopment of Otago Polytechnic's Cromwell campus.
A national bonspiel is "possible" after frigid temperatures in the Maniototo, but those in the know are reluctant to jinx it.
The women of Central Otago's wine industry will this week prove viticulture is no longer just a man's game.
A Cromwell man has thanked the community for their support following the theft of his van and trailer containing a large inflatable ride, which were found down a bank.
The long road to the restoration of Bannockburn's community hall is is almost over with the announcement of a $45,000 grant.
While -9degC would be considered unbearable for most people, it is not out of the ordinary for Ophir resident Sam Leask.
The sound of a young boy calling ''help, help'' could be heard from the Cromwell College corridors.
People and dogs slid on the frozen Lower Manorburn Dam, near Alexandra, yesterday.
A remote Central Otago cemetery, in a state of limbo since the 1940s, will once again take burials.