Sports groups in Alexandra are unimpressed with Molyneux Park redevelopment plans, several branding them as unrealistic and too expensive.
Lynda van Kempen
A month-long hearing begins in Cromwell next week to decide whether dams should be banned on the Nevis River.
Alexandra mountain bike tracks could be developed into a world-class network, boosting the local economy, the Vincent Community Board heard this week.
Battle lines have been drawn in the Nevis Valley as recreational users of the Nevis River seek to protect the landscape, heritage values and trophy trout fishery from power companies who are eyeing the river for future development of hydro-electricity generation.
St Bathans should be a "special case" and have its water costs and rubbish disposal funded by the district because the town attracts so many visitors, the Vincent Community Board was told this week.
Alexandra violinist Jenny Banks is "living her dream" as a professional musician based in the United States.
The Nevis River hearings will begin in Cromwell today before a special tribunal.
The Michael Hill International Violin Competition has showcased New Zealand music on the international stage.
Fish and Game New Zealand was taking the lead in protecting rivers even though it was the Department of Conservation's role, a special tribunal was told in Cromwell yesterday.
Fish was on the agenda for the second day of the Nevis River hearing before tribunal members Rauru Kirikiri, Carolyn Burns and Richard Fowler.
A fish named Gollum took centre stage at the Nevis River hearings yesterday.
Police have praised a group of "well-prepared" freedom skiers who set off an emergency locater beacon to seek help for their injured companion on the Old Man Range near Fruitlands yesterday afternoon.
Four people have expressed their views on a new Roxburgh swimming pool as part of the Central Otago District Council's Long Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP).
Problems with the water supply for Lake Roxburgh village have cost the Roxburgh Community Board more than $6000 in seven months.
New Zealand is the El Dorado of fly-fishing destinations in the world and the Nevis River is the pinnacle, according to a fly-fishing guide.
There were too many "dead rivers" in New Zealand without adding the Nevis, Brian Turner said yesterday.