Cromwell's new $60 million retirement village has gone from the drawing board to construction zone.
Lynda van Kempen
Dust is one of the main concerns of orchardists and berry-growers who have opposed a large-scale gold mine being set up near Roxburgh.
Alexandra's bridge is getting a winter spruce-up for the second successive year.
Esther Smith had a bigger birthday party than most people, but then, she has more life experience than most to celebrate.
Biosecurity officers are hoping a dead wallaby found in central Southland last month arrived on wheels and not on two legs.
A large-scale gold mine covering 163ha of land near Roxburgh should proceed, planning professionals have told the panel making the decision. The future of the mine project will be determined...
Jigsaws were the surprise big seller at this year's Cromwell Book Sale.
"Riding with three'' is David Moore's description of road trips on his motorcycle which displays tributes marking the death of two good mates.
A week of planning and two days of hard graft using a bulldozer was what it took to free 13 4WD vehicles stuck in the snow for a fortnight up the Old Man Range.
A mission to recover the 13 4WD vehicles buried in snow on the Old Man Range looks to have been successful.
Snow to low levels, massive bonfire ready, hundreds of black leather-clad motorcyclists on the way to Oturehua - yes, it must be Brass Monkey time.
Miller Flats residents sent out a clear message last night - they do not want the township's only shop to close.
Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says Foodstuffs appears to have made its decision to withdraw from Millers Flat for financial reasons but there was an element of social responsibility as well.
Despite grieving for their 14-month-old son Riley, who died on Thursday from a rare genetic condition, Ashleigh and Peter Brown are thinking of others.
Vincent Community Board member Stu Millis has resigned, saying he has "had enough'' of local government and citing concerns about the district mayor and board chairwoman.
Hunters turned out in force at the weekend for a young lad called Hunter.
Two groups believe funding should be provided for a district heritage co-ordinator to protect and celebrate Central Otago's "rich heritage''.
It started with parks and playgrounds and now a Smokefree Coalition wants Central Otago cycling and walking tracks, retail malls and outdoor dining on footpaths to be declared smokefree.
An average district rates rise of 3.1% has been signalled in the Central Otago District Council's annual plan. The council and its community boards will be hearing feedback from the public on its plan from May 23-June 1. Central Otago reporter Lynda van Kempen takes a look at some of the issues highlighted in this year's submissions.
A tragedy was avoided at the Cromwell Swim Centre this week, thanks to a team effort, the district council's chief executive says.