A mess of animal bones and fat has been dumped at Maniototo Park several times recently, which is disturbing for park users, district council staff say.
Lynda van Kempen
There has been a public outcry over the drowning of a puppy which was apparently tied to a rock and thrown off the Alexandra Bridge.
A cardboard winebox proved to be the achilles heel of many of Central Otago's top young viticulturists yesterday.
Dunstan Hospital is open to all visitors again, concerns having eased about the spread of a very infectious virus.
The first business venture for two young entrepreneurs turned into more of an adventure when they had to be rescued from a 45m cliff at Bannockburn while gathering stock for their budding business.
Kaitangata residents are happy the hype is turning into reality, with eight sections sold after global interest in land-house package deals and more sections on the market now.
Two nine-year-olds hunting crystals, rather than Pokemon, had to be rescued from a 45m cliff at Bannockburn this afternoon.
New parts installed in the Cromwell pool boiler seemed to do the trick - for a while.
Visitors to Dunstan Hospital are still subject to restrictions almost a week after an outbreak of influenza-like illness, but the situation is being reassessed daily.
Rehearsals were under way at IceInline yesterday for the Alexandra Ice Skating Club's annual ice show, led by coach Cheryl Khoo (in red vest).
Eight-year-old Frans Du Plessis will be uppermost in the minds of Alexandra firefighters as they race up the Sky Tower on Saturday.
Skyline Queenstown has announced a $60 million redevelopment of its gondola facility.
Hopes for a national bonspiel are fading as quickly as the ice on Central Otago dams.
The duck race was one of the highlights of the midwinter Cromwell Mall party on Saturday.
An Auckland couple have spent the past decade converting what was St John's Presbyterian Church in Cromwell into a home. Central Otago bureau chief Lynda van Kempen was recently invited to tour the completed building.
The Big Fruit has had a big spruce-up and now it's the turn of the reserve surrounding it.
Increasing numbers of patients and staff with influenza-like symptoms has resulted in restrictions on visitors to Dunstan Hospital's general ward to contain the spread.
The stars will need to align before a massive film based at Highlands Motorsport Park featuring a couple of Hollywood big names is confirmed, but the plans are "not dead'', a film industry head says.
Launching marshmallows out of a vacuum cleaner, making rockets from household items, and fiery explosions galore kept several hundred Central Otago children and their caregivers entertained during a "Scientific Funomena'' in Alexandra yesterday.