She renewed her driver's licence last week, notched up several birthday celebrations in a few days, lives independently and cooks three meals - and pudding- every day.
Lynda van Kempen
Maniototo's arts and craft hub remains closed after being damaged by fire last week.
Police have received other complaints about a group of dogs roaming in the Bannockburn area, in the wake of an attack on a local man.
Three roaming dogs involved in an attack on a Bannockburn man yesterday have been impounded.
Central Otago residents' views on Easter Sunday trading are about to be canvassed.
A Bannockburn man received puncture wounds to his buttocks while being attacked by three dogs in the town this afternoon.
A popular summer rugby competition in Cromwell could be kicked into touch.
Ballerinas rubbed shoulders with chimney sweeps and fairies as young performing artists took over two Alexandra venues for three days.
New Zealand’s first Olympic BMX medallist, Sarah Walker, cut the ribbon on Saturday to open her "home" track at Cromwell.
A man who crashed a helicopter while frost-fighting at a vineyard northwest of Tarras was "extraordinarily lucky" to survive.
Karyn Steel fears safety standards have not improved in almost six years since an untagged, dangerous power pole caused the death of her husband.
Two drug busts in Central Otago within a month involving large quantities of hard drugs highlight the increasing use of the substances in the Southern district, police say.
A Central Otago space research centre is still on the launch pad, awaiting a decision on whether it will be funded as a regional research institute.
The favoured option in the multimillion-dollar plans to upgrade the Manuherikia catchment's irrigation system should be known within days.
Unsuccessful Otago Regional Council candidate Gary Kelliher has reached the end of the line after his bid for a recount of votes was denied.
One of the biggest police operations in recent times was sparked by a blackmailer who threatened to spike infant milk formula with 1080 poison. Detective Sergeant Derek Shaw talks about his involvement in the inquiry.
Michael Laws has secured his hold on an Otago Regional Council seat as his rival's bid for a recount was rejected.
The Cromwell Farmers’ and Craft Market, which opens on Sunday, will run for a record 26-week season.
Seeing Dunstan Hospital going from strength to strength is the main highlight of Russell McGeorge's time at the helm of the health company which runs the hospital.
First he won it by 21 votes, then lost it by five. Now unsuccessful ORC candidate Gary Kelliher is seeking a recount of the election result, hoping for another reversal of fortune.