Central Otago’s export apricot crop has been confirmed as 20% down on last year due to a cooler spring and summer rain.
The creation of a new wine festival in Central Otago is a good idea, but just not yet.
A new Wings and Wheels event to be held on Alexandra Blossom Festival Sunday this year could be ''bigger than Ben-Hur'', festival event manager Martin McPherson says.
The dumping of up to 200 empty kina shells in a popular Alexandra swimming area in the Clutha River has been called ''irresponsible''.
The woman who helped organise a petition backing a Cromwell Memorial Hall upgrade she is ''gutted'' the community board has now voted to halt all work on the project.
Almost $500,000 invested in Alexandra's airport is money well spent, Central Otago District Council property and facilities manager Mike Kerr says.
The number and value of building consents for houses in Central Otago have soared over the past two years.
Wine-lovers at yesterday's Clyde Wine and Food Harvest Festival helped fund an important wine exchange between two of the world's great pinot noir regions, organiser of the event Promote Dunstan said.
Central Otago's bunny-hunting vehicles were topped by an African-themed creation at the Great Easter Bunny Hunt at the weekend.
A $1.4 million grant towards plans to refurbish the Cromwell Memorial Hall is "great news" and appreciated for its pragmatism, community board chairman Neil Gillespie says.
Provide as much money as possible now and repay it later.
The Maniototo Lions Club could fund the entire $240,000 of the new-look medical centre in the proposed Maniototo Hospital rebuild, through a giant community project.
Wyndham shooter Russell Udy claims his bunny-hunting vehicle this year was "nothing special", but it still had three seats on the back and towed a caravan that would double as sleeping quarters "and a cookshop".
The Central Otago District Council has called a meeting with Land and Information New Zealand in the wake of increasing complaints about "irresponsible" camping in Central Otago.
While chocolate bunnies may be on the menu for some this weekend, Central Otago's real rabbits are under attack as the annual Great Easter Bunny Hunt gets under way.
The cost of the proposed Cromwell Memorial Hall upgrade is back on the agenda - again.
It was a ''frightening'' prospect to begin with, but after two quick laps in Queenstown race driver Grant Aitken's GT40 at Highlands Motorsport Park, Invercargill man Dale Brook was sold.
It was a double celebration for Alexandra man Ron Pilcher at the Alexandra Golf Course on Saturday.
Further assessing the condition of the Alexandra Memorial Theatre, at a cost of almost $10,000, will probably be "just the beginning" of work needed there, the Vincent Community...
They call her "Naseby’s good sort", and Jessica the purebred huntaway has become an institution in the historic town.