''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.
Central Otago builders are hailing a new Cromwell-based carpentry course as a "godsend" for the booming area.
Once it was a pool, then a park, and soon Alexandra's natural amphitheatre at Centennial Park could be fully realised with terraced seating and a permanent stage.
Government grants have spurred on projects on some Otago cycle trails, but the task of connecting them all together is proving a long process.
Central Otago District Council revenue and financing manager Jamie Cunningham stands beside an electric car charger in Alexandra which was activated this week.
An American-born man with an impressive resume in telecommunications and research institutions is "thrilled'' to be joining the Centre for Space Science Technology as its CEO.
The Alexandra-based Centre for Space Science Technology (CSST) has announced its chief executive - and he has an impressive resume.