A Cromwell girl remains in hospital after being rescued from a pool at the Cromwell Swim Centre and being given CPR yesterday afternoon.
Lynda van Kempen
The tearful brother of a man who died in a house fire in Albert Town told a coroner yesterday he hopes others will learn from the experience and make changes which might prevent such tragedies happening again.
Light-hearted conversation and the sedate sounds of a few ends of bowls filled the air for probably the last time at the Millers Flat bowling green.
The quarter-share owners of Arrowtown's Coronet Forest have no right to veto any decision on the forest's fate, they were told last week.
In return for hosting a gold mine for five years, Earnscleugh residents might enjoy a big boost in native birdsong.
Poaching is a significant problem which risks the lives of staff and recreational forest users, southern forestry bosses say.
The Vincent Community Board will make a decision next month whether to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of board member Stu Millis.
A group planning a retirement village near Alexandra says the Central Lakes Trust is reluctant to provide seed money for a feasibility study so it will have to raise the $30,000 from its supporters.
At least two contenders - maybe three - have emerged for the Central Otago mayoralty race.
Rolled, carved, dressed, spat out and eaten - all this and more happened to the feature vegetable at the inaugural Pumpkin Festival at Roxburgh yesterday.
His father's medals sparked Wayne Campbell's interest in collecting war memorabilia.
Bemused overseas tourists watched as hunters in the Cromwell Hunting Competition unloaded deer, pigs and rabbits for weigh-in at a hotel car park in the town yesterday.
There is nothing unusual about the degree of staff movement at the Central Otago District Council, its chief executive says.
The leather-clad people have spoken and the Brass Monkey Rally will rev up again this year.
Historic gold dredge tailings at Earnscleugh are the "premier site'' to preserve and interpret alluvial dredging in this country.
The $10million expansion of New World Alexandra is a ‘‘vote of confidence'' in the town, the developers and business leaders say.
Ratepayers could be spending much more than a penny to dispose of stock truck effluent in Central Otago.
Cutting water billing back to twice-yearly is likely to save the Central Otago District Council at least $20,000 annually.
Emergency services staff carried a man to the Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter in Alexandra yesterday.
A fire just a couple of metres from Clyde School's $1million hall drifted ash all over the school grounds yesterday.