The word on the ice was St Gerard's School was going down in this year's Primary Interschool Curling Tournament.
Dunstan High School pupils are preparing for the trip of a lifetime - building houses for impoverished people and helping an orphanage in Cambodia.
Farmers are getting a helping hand to maintain the ''top paddock'' in Ranfurly next week.
Young people will get the chance to explore sustainability through film-making in Alexandra next month, thanks to the Central Lakes Trust.
Naseby Forest will be going to the dogs this weekend.
Fears of having unmarked graves in Central Otago disturbed were allayed by the Central Otago District Council yesterday.
Scientists waiting for Pluto to make a brief appearance for the first time in 10 years struck it lucky yesterday with clear skies.
Flashing road markers that warn motorists of icy roads are being given a second chance in Central Otago.
Eight years of campaigning by residents and community groups will finally come to fruition as the much anticipated Clyde underpass is opened for use this week.
A proposed island crossing in response to parents' concerns about children crossing a highway to get to school in Alexandra has been labelled by a parent as a ''Band Aid''.
In a playoff between Central Otago's young spelling buffs last night, the winning team decided ''asphyxiation'' was the best strategy to crush the competition.
Pluto will be the star of a rare 90-second show in Lauder, Central Otago next week.
Ratepayers will contribute to a $33,270 shortfall after a civil infrastructure company carrying out a council contract made a budget error.
Colourful costumes and floats in the name of sustainability brightened the streets of Queenstown at midday in the second day of the annual winter festival.
More than 10,000 people boogied and rocked in Earnslaw Park to mark the opening of the 41st Queenstown Winter Festival last night.
Central Otago's cycle trails have had a surge in visitors this season.
A world champion driver emerged bruised but otherwise unharmed after his 300kmh hydroplane flipped and crashed on Lake Dunstan yesterday.
Liam Cavanagh spent five minutes with Alexandra Matariki celebration organiser Louise McKenzie this week and asked her five quick questions about the event at Alexandra Airport tomorrow, from 7am to 9am.
A Central Otago construction firm will become the first in the South Island to make all its worksites smoke-free by October this year.
Runners from throughout New Zealand and Australia braved the treacherous slopes of Mt Difficulty on Saturday morning.