Organisers plan to put the blossom back into Alexandra's Blossom Festival.
Lynda van Kempen
Next crop of top wines: Hinton Estate Vineyard winemaker Howie Hinton was delighted to hear recently that Hinton’s 2006 pinot noir had won a gold medal in the International Wine Challenge. An Alexandra wine producer has gained recognition on the international stage, winning a gold medal in one of the world's largest wine competitions. More than 9000 wines were entered in the 2008 International Wine Challenge, which is based in England, and Hinton Estate Vineyard scored a gold with its 2006 Pinot Noir.
It was almost a clean sweep to Central Otago in the series of representative rugby matches played at Alexandra on Monday. The highlight of the day was the annual Topp Cup match between Central and Southern, with Central the victor for the second successive year.
The humble apple may be your best defence against cancer.
The Alexandra junior kayak slalom team has enjoyed its most successful competition, returning home with three national titles.
Small groups have helped make the Otago Central Rail Trail a ‘‘gold-plated'' asset.
The fun of the fair attracted about 1000 people to Old Cromwell on Monday.
Wednesday morning tea is one of the highlights of the week for junior pupils at Roxburgh Area School.
Business owners in Alexandra and Clyde are a green-thumbed bunch.
Living off the land could drop your grocery bill to only $25 a week to feed three people.
For most people, holidays go hand in hand with leisure activities.
Paddy's Evening in Cromwell was a celebration to gladden the heart of anyone with Emerald Isles ancestry.
A group of 16 Alexandra kayakers will take part in the national secondary schools kayaking championships, on the Tarawera River, starting on March 17. Manager Mark Johnson said the squad was made up of 13 Dunstan High School pupils and three from Alexandra Primary School. Much of the team had been training throughout the year.
A range of financial packages was announced yesterday to encourage homeowners in Central Otago's high air pollution towns to improve winter air quality.
Alexandra's Sophie Williamson is the south's new golden girl of cycling.
More people were celebrating than cursing the steady rain that soaked the Cromwell races on Sunday.
St Bathans Hall is receiving a restorative facelift.
The Alexandra Swimming Club has just completed one of its most successful seasons.
Young Central Otago bowlers are on a roll.
Dunstan rowers just need a gold medal to complete the set they have won this season.