How do we top this? That was the question Alexandra Blossom Festival organisers were pondering after a massively successful 60th birthday celebration over the weekend.
Lynda van Kempen
The 60th birthday celebration of the country's longest-running festival was outstanding.
Irrigators could be "caught in the crossfire" if proposed power reforms go ahead, a meeting in Cromwell was told yesterday.
As curtain-raisers go, last night’s events set the tone perfectly for today’s 60th Alexandra Blossom Festival procession.
Economic development was the main focus of a Central Otago mayoralty forum yesterday, with a few detours into lighter topics such as the contents of each candidate's fridge and their...
Maniototo residents received the news they were dreading yesterday: confirmation the area's only bank will close on November 2.
Shiver me timbers, a ship has been built inside an Alexandra theatre.
The spread of wallabies is a serious concern and the last thing Otago needs is another destructive animal pest, a regional council director says.
When are the grapes and cherries going to be added to Cromwell's Big Fruit sculpture?
A tribute to fruitgrowing was a fitting winner at a wearable art awards held in a fruit cool store.
Marking the start of Teviot Tartan Time were Roxburgh Area School pupils (back, from left) Nealeah Manderson (13), Niamh Glassey-Latta (13), Grace Arnesen (12), Annabelle Toms (12), Ben...
As the Alexandra Blossom Festival’s 60th birthday looms, Central Otago reporter Lynda van Kempen looks at one constant element of all 60 float processions — the crowning of the...
A promising young Cromwell sportsman died today as a result of injuries received in a quad bike accident at the weekend.
Planned power reforms could result in station closures, say the country’s independent electricity generators.
It is crunch time for the multimillion-dollar plans to upgrade the Manuherikia catchment’s irrigation system.
Maniototo residents are continuing to work behind the scenes in their battle to retain the area's only bank.
The countdown is on to the start of the 60th Alexandra Blossom Festival and judging of this year's princesses is already under way.
Water, wilding pines and wallabies were among the topics touched on at an election forum in Omakau last night.
Proposed changes to the Central Lakes Trust's governance are ''a callous attack on the very core of democracy'', the trust's first chairman says.
The future of the Omakau races will be decided at a licensing hearing next week.