The final figures are not yet in, but this year’s Central Otago grape harvest has been confirmed as down on last year’s, Central Otago Winegrowers Association general manager Glenys Coughlan says.
Lagarosiphon in some areas of Lake Dunstan restricted the use of those areas for boating last summer, Lake Dunstan enforcement officer Shayne Hitchcock said.
Southern mayors have taken their concerns about irresponsible camping to the Prime Minister, penning a joint letter that asks for a tourist levy to be introduced.
About 300kg of rubbish has been collected daily from freedom camping sites around Lake Dunstan at times this year, the agency in charge of managing the areas says.
Fears a proposed sports facilities ''master plan'' would mean Central Otago would suffer at the expense of the Queenstown Lakes district have resulted in the proposal being put off for a second time.
Joint funding will hopefully pay for a $140,000 upgrade of the Pioneer Park playground in Alexandra, the Vincent Community Board has heard.
About 130 people gathered in Clyde at the weekend to celebrate the contribution of an illustrious pioneer and the family he started.
Much of Louisiana’s early riches came from sugar but there was a bitter history behind the wealth. Pam Jones finds the truth of the slavery that built the region difficult to swallow.
A petition demanding the Otago Regional Council (ORC) take action to manage lagarosiphon in Lake Dunstan has been launched.
A request for a private plan change for a proposed residential and commercial development at Wooing Tree Vineyard in Cromwell will be notified next week.
For Millers Flat man Alistair Moore, taking a photo of his late father to Anzac services is a sign of respect.
The megastructure features of the Clyde Dam and power station were impressive, but it was the release of water down the spillways that really thrilled many of those at the dam's open day yesterday.
A joint effort is the only solution to solving problems with irresponsible camping in Central Otago, those charged with managing the issue say.
Another important stage has been reached for the Centre for Space Science Technology (CSST) with the announcement of its directors.
Two nuclear bombs had just obliterated Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and New Zealand forces were among those who witnessed the Japanese casualties of war.
Clyde's dam and hydro electric power station will be open to the public tomorrow to celebrate 25 years since the filling of Lake Dunstan began.
Suggested minimum flows for the Manuherikia River would threaten farming, orchard and winegrowing operations in Central Otago and the Otago Regional Council is being ``misleading'' and ``unrealistic'' with what it has proposed.
The gravesite of Chinese identity Lye Bow has been discovered through a research project that restored five Chinese headstones at the Alexandra cemetery.
Chinese headstones unveiled at Alexandra’s cemetery this week are some recompense for a generation that did not receive the honour it deserved, those behind the project say. Pam Jones looks at a project acknowledging Central Otago’s history.
New Chinese headstones at the Alexandra cemetery could become part of a proposed Otago Chinese heritage trail, Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan says.