The Otago Regional Councillor who lost his seat to Michael Laws by five votes is seeking a recount.
Lynda van Kempen
There is a change at the helm of the Central Otago District Council but it appears the status quo will remain when it comes to the deputy mayor.
Alexandra cadet Grace Wells (17) received the highest St John award last week, the Grand Prior award.
A coral reef brimming over with sea creatures and a tribute to Florence Nightingale made from disposable medical gear were the two stand-out exhibits at this year’s Central Otago Trashion Show.
Central Otago’s popularity as a retirement spot shows no sign of diminishing and aged care facilities are being built and planned to meet the demand.
Former MP and Wanganui mayor Michael Laws’ five-vote margin to gain a seat on the Otago Regional Council is not his closest election this year.
Former National MP and Wanganui mayor Michael Laws has gained a seat on the Otago Regional Council, polling five votes ahead of his nearest rival.
The historic Maniototo Hospital building could gain a new lease of life as the home of the Eden Hore fashion collection.
Maniototo's $5 million upgraded health facility has already crossed its first hurdle.
Police have warned they will continue to target methamphetamine trade in the South, after the drug surfaced in two towns in the region.
A groundswell of support has heartened the Maniototo Plunket group, which is facing some crucial decisions about its future.
SPCA Otago has identified a possible suspect in the drowning of a puppy at Alexandra in July, but needs more information to take action.
A rates rise of almost $6500 for a Central Otago farm is being scrutinised as the district council takes a closer look at increases in rural property rates.
A grassroots Plunket group is nervous about its future as a question mark hangs over its parent body.
A brewing qualification should be added to the cocktail of programmes at Otago Polytechnic's Central campus by the middle of next year.
The biggest regular contract awarded by the Central Otago District Council, worth more than $36million, will be awarded to the sole tenderer.
An updated navigation system for Alexandra Airport is needed so potentially life-saving flights can land there in all weathers, the airport owners heard this week.
Dead and thriving trees around Lake Dunstan and the Clutha River are getting the chop, some without permission from the powers-that-be.
Crowdfunding is one of the options being considered to develop a microbrewery at the Otago Polytechnic's Central campus in Cromwell.
Sixty Blossom Festivals means the Alexandra Musical Society has staged 60 annual productions — a milestone to be celebrated on both counts.