A powerful machine races around Cromwell’s Central Motor Speedway on the first day of the New Zealand Super Saloons Championships.
The atmosphere was sombre yesterday at accommodation near Alexandra where a Chinese orchard worker was staying before being fatally hit by a car this week.
Cromwell's non-profit racetrack could pull its largest crowd this weekend with two rumbling days of race vehicles producing serious horsepower.
A Chinese orchard worker died yesterday after he was hit by a car on the highway between Alexandra and Clyde.
The mission of future-proofing and finding a purpose for a 120-year Alexandra cottage will soon be realised.
It was in his home town of Cromwell that wood-chopper Bradley Pako yesterday got ''back into the swing'' of the sport after a four-month break.
For ex-New Zealand cyclist Matt Vermunt, of Dunedin, road bikes and bucking horses are two very different beasts.
Sophie Griffin, of Earnscleugh, and Susan St Clair-Newman, of Omakau, grab as many novels as they can carry at the Alexandra Rotary Book Sale yesterday.
This is not 7-year-old Jack Muir's first rodeo. In fact, it is the up-and-coming Wyndham bull rider's second outing riding a calf on the big stage.
The green surrounding the young subdivision of Pisa Moorings, which lies about 10km north of Cromwell, contrasts with the deep blue lake.
If a handful of submissions and a couple of hundred survey results are to be believed, Central Otago locals want Easter trading policy amended.
Ethical considerations have been raised about the $15million Alexandra-based space research centre.
Organisers of a Naseby New Year fireworks display that can claim roots in the 1880s say "bureaucracy" has led to its cancellation.
An Alexandra woman doesn't like them very much, but every Christmas she receives a gift of a garden gnome.
Cromwell will hold its first community Christmas lunch this weekend.
Tarras will have two extra portable toilets to serve busting travellers over the busy summer period.
The Maniototo Rodeo expects boosted numbers for its second outing.
An information session in Alexandra will give locals the rundown on the $15 million space-based research centre coming to the town.
Orchardists are hopeful there will be enough cherries for Christmas, but buyers can expect to pay a pretty penny for the good stuff.
Initial sentiment from some Bannockburn locals towards restoring an historic building and dam in the town seem positive and a plan could be finalised early next year.