A smoke alarm and a quick-acting neighbour were the saviours in an Alexandra fire which was "minutes away from being a very different story''.
Central Otago's air pollution woes could be alleviated by creating New Zealand's first district heating schemes.
In a time of decreasing faith in New Zealand, Cromwell's Christians are well catered for. Central Otago reporter Jono Edwards looks at the face of Christianity in the town.
No objections have been raised in a council report to liquor licences for a new Cromwell liquor store and the Omakau trots.
In order to restore a historic Bannockburn building, a better glimpse is needed into its past.
Who says history never repeats. Alexandra's Blossom Festival has recruited New Zealand music stars and former festival queens for its anniversary celebrations.
A makeshift motorbike track, stripped vehicles, burnt tyres and animal carcases are littering a popular Alexandra leisure spot.
When you are young, it can feel like the deck is stacked against you, but a card game created by Alexandra pupils could help create discussions about the source of those feelings.
Millers Flat's recently closed store has attracted expressions of interest from individuals wanting to take it over.
Summerfruit New Zealand's new chairman says the industry will push for huge growth, but there will be challenges along the way.
A proposed driving programme aimed at teaching tourist drivers New Zealand road rules will start later than originally hoped so the organisers can "do it right''.
Australasian artist Euan Macleod will give a floor talk at his exhibition "Painter'', which ends on July 27, at Central Stories Museum and Gallery in Alexandra today at 10.30am with writer and art critic Gregory O'Brien. Mr Macleod was born in Christchurch and moved to Sydney in 1981. He talks to Jono Edwards about his work.
As the hearing for a proposed alluvial gold mine near Roxburgh ends, fears of some submitters of dust contaminating their fruit have lessened.
Pamela Hughes, of Alexandra, has been appointed a justice of the peace by Judge Michael Turner.
While Dunstan High School pupils were modest about their spelling contest win, no-one would describe them as being surreptitious.
Young wordsmiths yesterday showed they were way past their ABCs as they took on the English language with full force.
A Roxburgh poultry farm's plans to expand and modernise its operation will improve bird health and cut flies and odour, its owner says.
Native plants will bring life to a neglected section of Alexandra's recycling centre.
The neighbour of a Roxburgh poultry farm says its plans to expand will bring more flies and bad smells.
Central Otago Mayor Tony Lepper says he is "extremely supportive'' of a 10-year smoke-free plan for the district.