The horses have long since bolted and now the Central Otago District Council is considering selling the old stone stables it owns in the centre of Alexandra.
Lynda van Kempen
The WoolOn creative fashion event has received its first overseas entry but the design features New Zealand wool.
The grieving parents of Cromwell man Ricky Gregory issued a plea to their son's friends yesterday: stop taking dangerous risks.
The New Zealand Historic Places Trust hopes the prosecution of two Alexandra men this week will deter others from damaging heritage sites
The Central Otago District Council yesterday defended its stance on excluding Oamaru stone as a building material for rural homes.
The public will soon get a chance to have another say on a controversial series of changes to the Central Otago district plan.
Central Otago police ranks have been bolstered by three new staff, with the newcomers going to Roxburgh, Alexandra and Cromwell.
Tenders are about to be called for Alexandra's first roundabout, at a problem intersection in the town.
A young Cromwell man who drowned in Lake Te Anau while celebrating a friend's birthday at the weekend, was described by family and friends yesterday as a daredevil who lived life to the fullest.
Mike Wing (28), of Two Paddocks vineyard at Clyde, won the Markhams Central Otago Young Viticulturist of the Year competition, at Cromwell on Saturday.
"Bring in the jet-boats" was the cry as curlers from the Naseby and Idaburn Curling Councils skimmed stones through rinks awash with water at Naseby yesterday.
The giant cherry blossom sculpture proposed for Alexandra appears no closer to fruition.
Alexandra science whizz Jared Lewis was in his element at the International Chemistry Olympiad in England this week, earning a bronze medal for his efforts.
The Central Otago District Council wants to breach its own recently changed district-planning rules by establishing a water reservoir in Omakau which will extend above a ridge line.
Transpower plans a $155 million upgrade of key transmission lines between the Clutha River and the Waitaki River to cater for approved and potential wind generation projects.
Promoters of the Clutha Gold Trail between Lawrence and Lake Roxburgh expect to be first in the queue for the next round of Government funding for cycle trails.
More than a year after their "impulse buy" of Olivers Restaurant and Lodge at Clyde, Doug and Lianne Bickley are placing the complex back on the market.
The Otago Central Rail Trail trust is happy to be the trailblazer for a network of cycle tracks throughout the country and has no qualms about the competition.
Visitors to Cromwell can now surf the 'net while they shop.
Earthquakes and kayaks are responsible for about $7000 worth of repair work needed on chipped and cracked tiles on the Molyneux Aquatic Centre's pools in Alexandra.