A new competition focusing on young Central Otago winemakers will be held next month in Cromwell.
A community group is being established to help tackle the weed problem in Lake Dunstan.
Dunstan parish vicar the Rev Ross Falconer is saying goodbye to the parish after 16 months of service.
A native bird and wildlife conservation specialist is enjoying his new role as Cromwell-based officer for the Fish and Game Council.
More than 40 children from Alexandra Primary School, Terrace School and St Gerard's School helped clean up the Boundary Rd Reserve at Alexandra for World Environment Week.
The Central Otago District Council decided yesterday to contribute 40% of the $15,900 requested by Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery in Alexandra's Pioneer Park to help run the building in the 2016-17 year.
More than 50 firefighters and St John medics raced against time to save a dozen people trapped in smashed vehicles at the weekend - but it was only a simulation.
Central Otago U13-grade teams pose with their Highlander heroes co-captain Nasi Manu (front) and Mark Reddish (back) in Cromwell on Friday.
Concerns about proposed increases in pool charges and how they might affect a swim safety programme were on the agenda at the Vincent and Cromwell community boards this week.
Alexandra's Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery has appealed to the Vincent Community Board for an extra $16,000 a year so it can maintain the services it offers.
It was a ripper of a day as 600 children and parents from throughout Central Otago descended on Molyneux Park for the Greater Alexandra Rippa Rugby Tournament on Thursday.
Alexandra Primary School is a hive of activity as pupils learn how honey is made, but with one sticking point - they have no bees.
An Alexandra doctor and midwife are delivering an ''innovative'' and ''collaborative'' approach to maternity care in Central Otago.
Grants totalling more than $300,000 have been approved by the Central Lakes Trust for 12 social agencies and five community projects.
The proposed Alexandra retirement village has cleared another hurdle on its way to becoming a reality.
Most mornings, Alexandra mother Jolanda Williams watches anxiously from her home as children stand at the edge of a highway, on their way to school.
The winner of the inaugural Central Otago Young Grower of the Year contest has not tired of cherries and is still on a quest to find the ''ultimate'' fruit.
Monday's snowfall in Central Otago was good for the Naseby ice luge and outdoor ice skating rink but more cold weather is needed if they are to open as scheduled this weekend.
Roxburgh Area School pupils (from left) Kaela Muir (15, year 11), Ruby Parker (17), Tylah Sunderland (17), Ashlyn Reid (16), Amelia Pasco (17) (all year 13), Lauren Kitto (15), Brodie Marsh (15) and Mara McCurdy (15) (all year 11) act out a scene from their school production.
A proposed summer luge track in Naseby could make the township the ''luge capital of New Zealand'', its backers say.