Wine enthusiasts may soon have a new event on the calendar in Central Otago to look forward to.
Central Otago community groups, schools, businesses, and residents will be getting their hands dirty in September - but for a good cause.
Strengthening work on the Alexandra bridge is now complete. New Zealand Transport Agency Otago senior network manager John Jarvis said work on the bridge was completed at the end of last month and scaffolding was being removed.
A community group trying to find ways of controlling the lake-weed lagarosiphon in Lake Dunstan is taking ''slow steps''.
Traditional will meet vintage at the Roxburgh Racecourse next February.
The Department of Conservation has clarified the location of a strip of land in Clyde being considered for disposal.
After sitting for ''decades doing nothing'', a parcel of land above Clyde is being considered for disposal by the Department of Conservation.
Detailed information about historical irrigation steps in the Dunstan will be made accessible for residents and visitors with a new heritage panel installed on Monday.
Visitors and residents arriving in Alexandra will be welcomed by brand-new entrance signs this week.
For Central Otago's Young Viticulturist of the Year 2015 winner, having a glass of wine at the dinner table from the age of 10 was normal in his family.
The cold winter blast did not stop people from jumping on their bikes for the Winter Quest mountain bike and cross country on Saturday morning near Cromwell.
Arrowtown scored one of its worst air pollution readings on record in the past week and Otago towns have exceeded the national air pollution standard more than 88 times already this year.
For one recent university graduate, the Central Otago Young Viticulturalist of the Year competition was ''one of the biggest exams you couldn't prepare for''.
Getting into the rugby spirit are (from left) Martijn Gerritsen (8), Matthew Paranihi (9), Julian Gerritsen (9) and Rota Lafita (9), all of Cromwell, at Placemakers in Cromwell yesterday.
The construction of a cellphone tower to enhance broadband and mobile coverage in the Maniototo has been delayed until next month.
The first national bonspiel in Naseby in 80 years is over and residents are happy with the ''boost'' it brought to the village.
Curling traditions might be the envy of the world, says the Lord of New Zealand curling.
Before coming to Central Otago, I had never heard of curling.
There were more dogs than humans at the Central Otago sled dog race at Naseby Forest at the weekend.
New Zealand's top curlers were at Naseby at the weekend for the New Zealand National Curling Championships.