Parents, teachers and pupils at Hawea Flat School did not have to worry about having breakfast and getting dressed for school on Tuesday - they just rolled out of bed and came as they were.
A cyclemotor rally held for the first time in Clyde during the weekend is likely to be held there again in the future.
A luncheon marking the 25th anniversary of the Alexandra and districts branch of the Red Cross was a momentous occasion of another sort for 14 of its members.
Sport Central's new community educator Jill O'Brien is aiming ‘‘to increase the level of physical activity in the Central Otago region''.
Several Queenstown community groups and organisations have recently received grants from the Queenstown Inner Wheel Club.
James Pollard is now eligible to compete in the elite class of downhill mountain biking, after ranking third in New Zealand in the senior men's event.
Displays have been in place this week outside Wanaka, Alexandra and Cromwell supermarkets drawing attention to the role of national organisation Supporting Families as part of the nationwide Schizophrenia Awareness Week.
I am officially plastic bagfree. Well almost.
Selected members of the Queenstown Lakes district community are set to be rewarded for dedicated waste minimisation efforts, with the return of the Zero Waste Awards.
While John and Barbara Campbell are working on their 6ha organic apple orchard in Earnscleugh, the garden at their Alexandra home ‘‘is doing its own thing''.
The winner of this year's Keep Alexandra Clyde Beautiful best street competition is Kamaka Cres.
Wanaka turned on a great couple of warm, sunny days for the 71st annual Upper Clutha A&P Show last weekend.
‘‘This land is our land'' could be the refrain which rings out if Australian-born Susie McKeague ever bursts into song.
Those fortunate enough to attend the Variety Concert in the Alexandra Memorial Theatre on Sunday afternoon were treated to almost three hours of first-class entertainment from performers of all ages.
A prohibited fire season remains in force for Central Otago, which is experiencing unusually high temperatures for March. Temperatures exceeded 30degC this week throughout the region and Ophir experienced a record high for the month of March.
One hundred years of memories will be fondly recalled by those affiliated with the Arrowtown Bowling Club at its centenary celebrations this weekend.
Queenstown people will get an opportunity next week to contribute to a final send-off and lasting memorial to the late Sir Edmund Hillary as part of a New Zealand-wide tribute tour.
Off to ‘‘paradise’’: Constable Bruce McLean is set to bid farewell to the Cromwell police station as he takes up a new position in Wanaka next week. Wanaka's newest policeman is already certain he is about to move to ‘‘paradise''. Constable Bruce McLean (39) takes up his position in the resort town next week, boosting the staff count at Wanaka police station to ten fulltime officers. Const McLean has been in the police force for eleven years, most of which had been spent in Dunedin.