The Alexandra District Flood Action Society will meet next week to discuss whether it should get involved in consultation on future hydro developments on the Clutha River.
Lynda van Kempen
Timberlands West Coast chief executive Phil Melhopt, of Greymouth, has been named chief executive of the Central Otago District Council.
Dunstan High School is spending $800,000 on a heating system that is clean-burning, uses sustainable fuel and can even be educational.
A Roxburgh asset that dates back more than 80 years is getting a facelift so it can serve the Teviot Valley for another half century.
A Friendship woven between five women working at the Roslyn Woollen Mill in Dunedin has spanned half a century and remains firmly knitted together.
The face of Cromwell is changing, with two multimillion-dollar developments under way at one of the main entrances to the town.
Raising the level of Lake Roxburgh 60cm will allow Contact Energy to use hydro generation to match or "firm" increases and decreases in power output from an increasing number of wind farms in Otago and Southland, the company says.
The downturn in dairy payouts is being blamed for six of 15 staff being made redundant at Humes' Alexandra base.
The Roxburgh Community board yesterday decided against seeking further geotechnical reports on the town's tired swimming pool and will call for suggested designs for a new pool on the site.
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.
Stu Beattie has survived a heart attack, a stroke and a digger accident that nearly claimed his leg.
An electrical engineer will check some equipment from an Alexandra hairdressing salon which was damaged by fire early yesterday.
"Magnificent" was the best word Glen Christiansen could find to sum up the first Central Otago Relay for Life, which raised $165,000.
Adventure racer Terry Davis probably had nightmares about running laps when he finally got to sleep yesterday.
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.
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.
After two years as bridesmaid, Central Otago topped the country with the best-performing economy last year.