A programme teaching Cromwell history and culture has sparked interest in a district-wide version.
Rent increases in some Central Otago areas are worrying, Mayor Tony Lepper says, following steep rent hikes for some pensioner flats.
The blaze which gutted an unoccupied Alexandra house may have been started by a mattress leaned against a heater.
The Cromwell Memorial Hall redevelopment cost has reached $5.4million and the community board is chipping in for half.
Plans for New Zealand's first tertiary boutique brewing classes are bubbling away in Cromwell.
Eating well was part of the recipe which helped Teviot Valley woman Hetty Gunn reach her 100-year milestone.
The lucky $1 million Lotto winner is a Cromwell local, but their identity remains a mystery to most residents.
The Otago Rural Fire Authority is calling for messages of support and items that will "bring a smile to the faces'' of firefighters battling blazes in Fort McMurray, Canada.
The amalgamated Otago Polytechnic campus in Cromwell will have a doubled student capacity and look to attract more international students.
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''.