A Goldfields School team set the standard by correctly answering every question in the Central Otago final of the Otago Daily Times Extra! current events quiz in Cromwell last night.
Lynda van Kempen
Vincent Community Board member and lawyer Tim Cadogan has turned to a life of crime - but only on stage.
The New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) wants more emphasis placed on heritage values when identifying and protecting rural landscapes in Central Otago.
Cromwell woman Mary Valk was surprised at the interest shown in a commercial oven, built by her great-grandfather to serve the Bendigo goldfields more than a century ago, when it was uncovered last week.
The effort that went into preserving the Bendigo bakehouse ruins last week will be held up as an example of teamwork to an international audience.
The oven that "fed the Bendigo goldfields" was uncovered this week during stabilisation work on the Central Otago bakehouse ruins, delighting an archaeologist who said the surprise find was a real bonus.
The special tribunal which is deciding whether hydro-electric dams should be permitted on the Nevis river is extending the scope of its inquiry to include flora and fauna that might be affected.
A fitness circuit at Roxburgh Area School, which can be used by the whole community, is a step closer after a $15,000 grant from the Otago Community Trust.
The arrival of spring means the colourful annual Alexandra Blossom Festival is just around the corner. Otago Daily Times Alexandra bureau chief Lynda van Kempen investigates how the festival plans are shaping up.
An undertaker used the old stone stables in Alexandra to store his hearse and coffins more than a century ago and now his grandson would like to see the building take on a new lease of life.
It is nearly game, set and match on the long-running saga of Alexandra's Pioneer Park tennis courts.
Antisocial behaviour and litter appears to be declining as a result of the liquor ban in force in Alexandra and Clyde every weekend, Central Otago's top policeman told the Vincent Community Board this week.
Sixteen people and six businesses are the "cream of the crop" for the Central Otago awards this year.
Alexandra's newest pump station had one of the best views in town but needed to be disguised because "it stands out like the proverbial", a Vincent Community Board member said yesterday.
A revitalised Central Otago branch of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust is back in business after going into recess earlier this year.
Siblings Michael and Jean Beaumont set the standard at the Great Naseby Water Race on Saturday, both smashing records in the 100km event.
Being labelled as "the best ruin" in a township might not sound like much of an accolade, but the Bendigo bakehouse is an important piece of history.
A proposed underpass linking Clyde township with the Otago Central Rail Trail has missed out on national land transport funding, but those behind the project hope it will move higher up the list of priorities.