The prospect of a better life in New Zealand is what brought several Filipino families to Central Otago.
More of Alexandra’s main street needs to be rezoned to encourage further commercial development in the town, the Alexandra, Clyde and Districts Business Group says.
Kyeburn resident Amie Pont says she has never been a city girl. She talks to Pam Jones about her love of the Maniototo and the positives of small-town New Zealand.
The company behind the new FreshChoice supermarket to be built in Cromwell has welcomed an Overseas Investment Office (OIO) decision to allow overseas acquisition of a long-term lease for land for the development.
Two suicide-prevention workshops will offer practical skills, knowledge and confidence to those taking part, organisers say.
Maniototo hospital leaders are "elated" about a $2million Maniototo Community Board contribution to the Maniototo Hospital rebuild and say it moves the project to its next stage.
Otago Regional councillor Michael Laws is unrepentant after raising some hackles with a social media post.
Maniototo hospital leaders are "elated" about a $2 million contribution to the Maniototo Hospital rebuild and say it moves the project to its next stage.
The next Teviot Valley Wearable Tartan Art Awards event has been put back a year, as organisers also consider the future of the Teviot Tartan Time festival.
A new interagency truancy project that is a first in Central Otago is already achieving results, those behind the initiative say.
It is not a ''trendy topic'', but a new Central Otago pelvic floor physiotherapy service can transform people's lives, those involved with the initiative say.
A decision to halt the proposed Cromwell Memorial Hall upgrade stands up legally but could be considered a governance failure, a legal opinion about the issue has found.
A spike in pertussis in Central Otago may be due to greater awareness or part of a national cycle, Southern District Health Board (SDHB) medical officer of health Dr Naomi Gough says.
They are topics that strike fear in the heart of any parent: sexting, suicide and teens watching pornography. Pam Jones looks at some of the information and support available to help parents.
Alexandra's IceInLine rink is scheduled to reopen tonight, the first part of an almost $1 million project having been completed.
Strong roll growth at Dunstan High School in Alexandra is being monitored by the Ministry of Education as the primary schools feeding into the high school also experience steady growth.
A 21-year-old Omakau man received serious leg injuries when he became trapped in a hay baler on a farm near Omakau yesterday.