Defending individual champions Kath Kelly and Dougal Allan set a scorching pace to retain their titles in the 2009 Goldrush, one of the coldest races in the event's 13-year history.
Lynda van Kempen
The winning open men's team in the Goldrush was later relegated to second place.
A Christchurch truck driver drove around Queenstown for several hours yesterday morning without realising taggers had painted a racist message on the side of his truck.
Christine Rankin will be one of the guest speakers at this weekend's Rotary District 9980 conference in Cromwell.
Plans for Cromwell's $20 million motorsport park were still on track although the "cautious" state of the international automotive industry meant construction was unlikely to begin tomorrow, one of the directors said yesterday.
The Alexandra office of worldwide property consultancy company DTZ seems likely to remain open because of the specialised nature of its work.
Dunstan Hospital is looking at buying a vehicle and setting up a roster of volunteer drivers to transport patients to Dunedin as a "last-resort" measure when an ambulance is unavailable.
The new Alexandra Kindergarten was a hive of activity yesterday, with tradesmen adding the final touches indoors and volunteers hard at work on the landscaping.
Roxburgh residents are being urged to sign on the "dotted" line.
Poolburn School added some extra spice to the curriculum yesterday in honour of its board chairman Graham Sinnamon, who plans to run the 150km length of the Otago Central Rail Trail, starting tomorrow morning.
The flow-on effect of being an expert on dams has taken Alexandra engineer Peter Mulvihill to the World Water Forum in Turkey and back home to be honoured by his peers in this country, all in the past week.
Rezoning land between the Pines subdivision and the Clutha River for commercial use might remove one of the few public routes to the river in Alexandra, an objector told the Central Otago District Council's hearings panel.
A brawl at the Bridge Tavern at Millers Flat on Saturday night resulted in the arrest of a Roxburgh man.
The public can air their views on plans for the redevelopment of Alexandra's Molyneux Park tomorrow.
After six years of planning, revising and cutting back costs, work has finally started on the upgrade of Alexandra's central business district.
More teams than rabbit-infested blocks of land meant 120 hunters had to be balloted out of the 17th annual Great Easter Bunny Hunt in Alexandra this weekend.
The public should not base comments about the Molyneux Park redevelopment on "grandiose plans" costing up to $14 million, a meeting in Alexandra heard last night.
A light-hearted activity at the Central Otago Health and Disability Expo had participants thinking seriously about the challenges faced by disabled people.