A new irrigation and domestic water scheme drawing water from Lake Dunstan and covering 3000ha would have district-wide benefits, the Central Otago District Council was told yesterday.
Lynda van Kempen
Dusty the Border Collie won a stay of execution yesterday when the Central Otago District Council backed down from classifying it as a dangerous dog.
Being at the helm of the Central Otago District Council during a period of huge growth was challenging, but it made the job more interesting, outgoing chief executive John Cooney said this week.
Four deaths in the past eight years involving elderly people using lpg cabinet heaters highlighted how unsafe the devices were, coroner David Crerar said in Alexandra yesterday.
Several incidents of disorderly behaviour by intoxicated patrons of Alexandra hotels during the weekend prompted police to warn yesterday they plan to take the matter up with the Liquor Licensing Authority and hotel management.
The group behind the Otago Goldfields Cavalcade galloped away with this year's supreme prize in the TrustPower Central Otago District Community Awards.
Ranfurly's dog control officer has had her car "keyed" prompting a warning from the Central Otago District Council that intimidation tactics will not work.
Tennis courts, golf, relocating Cromwell's information centre and redeveloping Molyneux Park are the main issues covered in submissions to the Central Otago District Council's long term plan.
The Central Otago District Council is seeking a 35-year permit to continue discharging treated wastewater from Alexandra into the Clutha River.
Dunstan Hospital's plans for a pool of volunteer drivers as a backup when an ambulance is unavailable have stalled.
A menswear category has been added to this year's WoolOn creative fashion event which will conclude the Alexandra Blossom Festival.
The Cromwell Community Board is continuing with plans for a $2 million commercial building in the town centre and has rejected claims it is using public money to benefit a private business.
New Central Otago District Council chief executive Phil Melhopt needs no convincing about the attractions of his new home.
Alexandra teenager Sarah Liley has been selected for the BioFutures conference in Brisbane, following in the footsteps of her sister, Helen.
Alexandra Airport's good weather and lack of air traffic make it the ideal location for a flying school and such a venture is likely to get off the ground soon.
Snow forced the cancellation of a fundraising concert and mock accident in Ranfurly on Saturday which was to involve emergency services from all over the district.
A feasability study into a water scheme that could provide a new domestic supply for Alexandra and Clyde was supported by the Vincent Community Board yesterday.
The Vincent Community Board revisited its earlier decisions on the Pioneer Park tennis courts in Alexandra yesterday, after receiving 23 submissions on the topic, most urging the board to "just get on with it."