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.
There's no need to travel to Rio to win gold, as a large-scale alluvial mining operation near Roxburgh has got resource consent. However, opposing neighbours may appeal.
A company is one step closer to striking gold near Roxburgh as a large-scale alluvial mine operation receives resource consent.
The Better Local Services Bill will protect rather than destroy local democracy, Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says.
Millers Flat residents fear their township will die without a shop as its central hub.
Cromwell rugby supporters described their team winning the Central Otago premier rugby championship as an epic event and the celebrations were equally epic, finishing about 10pm the following day.