Water is probably the single most important contributor to the Central Otago economy, district councillors have been told.
Lynda van Kempen
Seasonal Solutions, set up to address seasonal work problems in Central Otago, has extended its operations to Marlborough.
International health camps chairman Wayne Chapman is optimistic about the future of the Roxburgh camp.
The first grapes in Central Otago's 2009 vintage were harvested yesterday, destined to become sparkling wine.
The death of reigning national champion woolhandler, Gina Nathan, is a loss to the shearing industry nationwide, industry sources said yesterday.
Alexandra's new kindergarten should pay $29,524 less in development contribution for its new facility, the Vincent Community Board has decided.
More than 50,000cu m of sediment will be removed from the Manuherikia River over the next four months in flood works required as part of Contact Energy's consent to continue operating its Clutha River hydro dams.
Cromwell College hopes a new partnership with the business community will yield the funds the school needs to upgrade its computer facilities.
A request for a private district plan change to rezone the Roxburgh Camping Ground land as residential has been rejected.
Six submissions have been received so far on plans to raise Lake Roxburgh by 60cm to boost power generation.
Gore farmer Matt Swney had a lucky escape yesterday when a massive snow gum tree landed on the cab of his utility vehicle in Tarbert St, Alexandra, just minutes after he got out of it
At first glance, Albie Haynes is a typical seven-year-old girl who likes gymnastics, swimming, watching High School Musical and Hannah Montana.
The charges found proven against a Central Otago midwife last night amounted to negligence and brought the profession into discredit, the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal said.
A Central Otago midwife charged with professional misconduct believed she had acted entirely appropriately in suggesting her family members as potential adoptive parents for her client's baby, a Health Prac-titioners Disciplinary Tribunal heard in Alexandra yesterday.
The Alexandra District Flood Action Society will oppose plans to raise Lake Roxburgh, and a commercial operator on the lake also has concerns about the impact of the change on recreational users.
"Magnificent" was the best word Glen Christiansen could find to sum up the first Central Otago Relay for Life, which raised $165,000.
A Central Otago midwife faces a charge of professional misconduct after allegedly trying to "broker" a deal which involved members of her family adopting her teenage client's baby.
Adventure racer Terry Davis probably had nightmares about running laps when he finally got to sleep yesterday.
An electrical engineer will check some equipment from an Alexandra hairdressing salon which was damaged by fire early yesterday.
The arts equivalent of a gold medal has been presented to two artists in Alexandra.