Security cameras should be operating in Alexandra's central business district by September.
Lynda van Kempen
Central Otago's WoolOn creative fashion event is attracting international interest, with an entry expected from a designer in the Netherlands.
The Central Otago Budgeting Service has recorded a four-year high in the number of people seeking its help and says most of its clients are employed but still struggling to make ends meet.
Finding enough people to pose for a "Calendar Girls"-style fundraiser? No problem, says Alexandra photographer Sue Noble-Adams.
A handful of "sister curlers" lined up among the field for the Wilson Cup, contested on the Idaburn Dam yesterday for the first time in 13 years.
The Manorburn Curling Club is off to a good start this season, winning the Nicolson trophy for the champion club in the Idaburn and Naseby Curling Councils, and also the Gerry Sanders Memorial trophy for the top club in the southern part of the Idaburn council.
A fortnight of still, freezing days has boosted air pollution levels in Central Otago towns.
A fire which damaged two rooms of an Alexandra home on Friday night underlined the importance of having working smoke alarms, Alexandra Fire Brigade members said.
Central Otago curlers will barely have thawed out from the last bonspiel before heading to this week's one - on the Idaburn Dam.
Feelings are running high in Naseby about the allocation of water, now that metering has been introduced.
Two vehicles were extensively damaged in separate accidents minutes apart on the same bend of State Highway 6 at Queensberry yesterday morning, prompting a warning by Cromwell police for drivers to slow down on icy roads.
The Nevis River hearing will resume in Dunedin on August 24 and 25.
A one-off reunion celebrating primary schooling in the Manuherikia Valley will be held in January, in which former pupils, staff and committee members from 13 schools will join forces for the first time.
The armed offenders squad from Dunedin and Central Otago police assisted Child, Youth and Family staff to execute a warrant at a Central Otago address yesterday.
The salvage of a 45-tonne excavator from the Manuherikia River was the "biggest show in town" on Saturday.
A boxing glove signed by David Tua and Shane Cameron fetched the top price of $1200 during an auction on Saturday held to boost funds for the Cromwell Rugby Club.