One minute Alexandra man Peter Diver was running up the stairs to his home, the next minute he was in Dunstan Hospital being told he had had a massive stroke.
A man involved in the Alexandra Blossom Festival since its inception was honoured at Pioneer Park on Saturday for his work and contribution to the event.
The Fridge Butchery and Delicatessen was the winner of this year's Central Otago Award for business excellence. Liam Cavanagh catches up with the pair, whose business is carving out a niche in meat.
The youngest person to finish the gruelling 160km ultramarathon in Naseby at the weekend did so only weeks after completing his first marathon.
The price tag for the proposed Cromwell retirement village to be built next year has almost doubled to $60million.
The wilding conifer issue is so significant for Central Otago the area's representative on the Central Otago control group should be a Central Otago District councillor and not an employee.
The Alexandra Blossom Festival crowd was one of the biggest seen in 15 years, the event organiser says.
French-Canadian town crier Daniel Richer dit LaFleche has led an interesting life, introducing the Pope, the Queen, and Gene Simmons, of rock band Kiss.
Proposed uniform charges for water in Central Otago, along with other rates and charges, will be released for public consultation next week. Central Otago district councillors this week approved the consultation document.
Signs warning away hunters have been erected on a popular track near Lowburn by the Central Otago District Council after reports of shooting nearby.
An application by the Alexandra Musical Society for a special licence to sell alcohol during its show Evita has been granted by the Central Otago District Licensing committee.
A recently released economic profile for Central Otago paints a positive picture of the district's economy, but some district councillors have their doubts about the report's statistics.
The Blossom Festival fireworks will go ahead this year, thanks to the generosity of two anonymous Alexandra residents.
Born in Auckland, Uruuruwhenua Health manager Ricky Carr grew up in Dunedin, but says Central Otago has always had a place in his heart.