Motorists have ignored parking restrictions in Cromwell and Alexandra for nine years but now the honeymoon is over.
Lynda van Kempen
Grape growers are hoping highlighting the location of vineyards around the district will minimise the threat of multimillion-dollar damage by spray drift.
Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan says attending his first citizenship ceremony was one of the highlights of his new job.
Progress on the $5.4 million upgrade of the Cromwell Memorial Hall has been halted by the district’s newly-elected community board.
Four emergency services were involved in the rescue of an elderly woman from a walking trail near Alexandra yesterday afternoon.
Contact has suspended further salmon smolt releases in the Lower Clutha and is looking at options for a hatchery within the catchment.
After a week of sticking to the speed limit, the owners of about $45 million worth of high-performance cars cut loose on a racetrack yesterday.
Seeking more information about the risk posed by dangerous power poles on Central Otago District Council-managed land is not being ''overly reactionary'', the council's chief executive says.
Plans to rezone the former Cromwell Saleyards as industrial land have drawn mostly support from submitters.
Wine producers in the region are ''overjoyed'' a law to help protect the Central Otago brand is a step closer to being implemented.
Pacific Islanders are a vital component of New Zealand's horticulture and viticulture industries and growers are relieved more workers from those countries will be helping cater for growth.
Country music fans from all over New Zealand — more than 800 of them — gathered in Cromwell at the weekend for a hoedown which has lasted the distance.