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
Lynda van Kempen
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.
Six submissions have been received so far on plans to raise Lake Roxburgh by 60cm to boost power generation.
A request for a private district plan change to rezone the Roxburgh Camping Ground land as residential has been rejected.
At first glance, Albie Haynes is a typical seven-year-old girl who likes gymnastics, swimming, watching High School Musical and Hannah Montana.
Water is probably the single most important contributor to the Central Otago economy, district councillors have been told.
Cromwell College hopes a new partnership with the business community will yield the funds the school needs to upgrade its computer facilities.
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.
Alexandra's new kindergarten should pay $29,524 less in development contribution for its new facility, the Vincent Community Board has decided.
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.
Central Otago orchardists are smiling after enjoying a good season with sufficient staff to get the crops off the trees, in stark contrast to last year's "disaster".
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.
Cromwell's swimming pool is open again on Saturdays now that extra people have been employed to staff the facility.
More than 200 young mountain bikers from all over Central Otago sharpened their skills at the Meridian Kids Bike Jam in Cromwell yesterday.
Defending champions are well placed to retain their titles in the 2009 Goldrush multisport race, with the final day of competition today.
Indian students are studying horticulture at Otago Polytechnic's Cromwell campus as part of a scheme aimed at boosting graduate numbers in the industry.
Central Otago grape growers have had a couple of sleepless nights, with temperatures hovering around zero.