The left-wing echo chamber of Dunedin student life is a wildly different environment from the Israeli farming village in which new citizens and siblings Ari and Michelle Fridman grew up.
A ''massive'' cloud of smoke from a controlled burn-off blots the sky between Queensberry and Pisa Moorings yesterday. The fire was expected to get larger overnight, but posed no immediate danger to the public.
A "massive" cloud of smoke is coming from a burn-off between Cromwell and Wanaka that is expected to get larger overnight but poses no danger to the public.
Mayors often like exposure, but not usually of the fleshly kind.
A 500% increase in consents for new homes in the Vincent area is "absolutely a positive", but the local council has to keep an eye on development, Central Otago’s mayor says.
Central Otago winemakers are bound for one of pinot noir's spiritual homes, in Burgundy, France, to celebrate the relationship between the regions.
A rare white heron, or kotuku, is spotted at Chatto Creek, between Alexandra and Omakau, on Saturday.
As Pioneer Park filled with people at the weekend, fears the event’s timing could have an impact on crowd numbers were allayed.
Strong winds prevented some aircraft from reaching the inaugural Wings ’n’ Wheels show in Alexandra yesterday, but it did not stop more than 6000 people enjoying the event.
Thousands lined Alexandra's main street this morning for the grand procession of the 61st Alexandra Blossom Festival.
The Alexandra Blossom Festival’s big weekend began last night with the roar of motorbikes and the bang of fireworks.
"You may be a bit old," Alexandra Blossom Festival princess convener Dianne Elliot says when considering whether a certain 26-year-old male reporter is blossom prince material.
A Dunstan High School cornet player has come a long way since her practice time prompted her mother to wear earmuffs.
Twenty years ago Alexandra woman Jenny O’Brien founded the Charlotte Jean Maternity Hospital in the town.
Essentially free leases of four Central Otago rural fire sites could be over for Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fenz) as the local council rejects its request for peppercorn rentals.
The Memorial Hall saga could be responsible for the Cromwell Community Board trailing other wards in a resident satisfaction survey, its chairman says.
Alexandra's Esther McKay has been crowned Senior Blossom Festival Queen.
A trust is forging ahead with $180,000 plans to restore a historic stone cottage and dam on a Bannockburn walking track.
A Lowburn man says the Central Otago District Council has been ''weak'' in allowing developments to breach the skyline of the area.
Young prospectors Liam Sangster (left, 6) and Evie King (6), of Cromwell's Goldfields Primary School, try to make their fortunes gold-panning in Lake Dunstan yesterday.