About 3000 Central Otago children will have more money for candy floss as they score free tickets to the blossom festival’s weekend carnival.
When bidders raise their hands at a Roxburgh charity auction tonight, helping a 9-year-old local boy’s cancer recovery will be on their minds.
A $1.25 million multi-purpose facility will provide some relief to the growing Cromwell Primary School as well as a space for community organisations.
The Government's ''bulk funding'' education proposal will result in ''bulk teaching'' with larger class sizes and tired teachers, Central Otago educators say.
Police dropping their opposition to the Omakau Trots' liquor licence brought a feeling ''somewhere between relief and excitement'' to Central Otago Trotting Club president Graham Sinnamon.
The Omakau Trots could be in the clear this year as police withdraw their opposition to the event's liquor licence.
Liquor licensing hurdles have brought an Alexandra drag racing kindergarten fundraiser to a screeching halt.
A weed-control group is ''thrilled'' Land Information New Zealand (Linz) has adopted a 10-year-plan to deal with Lake Dunstan's lagarosiphon problem.
Even after 25 years in the brigade, two Alexandra volunteer firefighters will drop everything for a callout.
Mushers battled a tough track at the weekend as they and their dogs bolted through the Naseby Forest well into the night.
A building planned for Cromwell’s hockey turf promises spectators shelter from the cold.
An unsafe commercial truck's trailer could have caused ''disastrous results'' had it not been pulled over before entering the Kawarau Gorge yesterday, police say.
The practically perfect quiz scores of some young Central Otago masterminds has proved the region's pupils are clued up on the news.
The owners of the Omakau Commercial Hotel say the pub really belongs to the locals and they are just ''caretakers for a period of time''.
The Otago Regional Council is "very happy" with the turnout to its minimum-flow information sessions.
Despite thick mud and downpours, the record for the gruelling 160km Great Naseby Water Race was smashed by almost an hour at the weekend.
For 10 years a creative collective has been responsible for running Cromwell’s Hullabaloo Arts Space. Reporter Jono Edwards discovers why this set-up is an artist’s dream.
The Millers Flat community is "over the moon" after confirmation Faigan’s Store will live once more as a restaurant, cafe and grocery store.
A fundraising concert will help three Central Otago brass band players to attend the Shanghai International Music Festival next month.
The Otago Regional Council wants to keep conversations flowing with Manuherikia irrigators about potential water restrictions in the river.