Tucked away in small towns throughout Otago and Southland are the keepers of the community’s history. Today, Pam Jones visits Roxburgh.
When subzero temperatures meant lighting orchard frost pots in the middle of the Central Otago night, it was a communication tool that practically ran the frost-fighting operation.
A sister act was in the midst of the bucking and bronking at the Millers Flat Rodeo yesterday.
A $2.1 million overseas investment in a Lowburn vineyard has been approved by the Overseas Investment Office (OIO).
A series of new sports facilities is urgently required in some parts of the Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago districts, a regional strategy has found.
The Rev Andrew Howley provided a warm welcome to all at Alexandra's community Christmas dinner yesterday, and the rest of Central Otago turned up the heat as well.
When Cromwell woman Daiane Brazil Foggiato started feeling contractions about 6pm on Christmas Eve, she initially dismissed them.
An investigation is under way into how a power pole fell down outside Clyde Primary School after being assessed months earlier as only needing to be replaced within 24 months.
She was born six weeks premature during the Spanish flu epidemic and almost "discarded" by a doctor who thought she had not been born alive.
Skybase chief executive Michael Read says it is becoming less likely that Alexandra will become a base for testing unmanned aircraft.
A replica miners' village and New Zealand's first free outdoor water slide are proposed in a $3.4million development alongside Alexandra's riverside.
Progress made by a group considering the future of Alexandra's Eden Hore fashion collection has been questioned by a Central Otago district councillor.
A change to the leadership structure of the Otago Mayoral Forum will, hopefully, create a ‘‘sense of ownership’’ and drive the forum forward, its inaugural appointed chairman says.
Burying a time capsule to commemorate an occasion is all very well, but then you need to find it.
About 40 tonnes of schist has restored historic remains that will hopefully bring "new purpose" to an area near the Cromwell Heritage Precinct, those behind the project say.
More beds are still needed urgently at Dunstan Hospital but in-house options to secure extra capacity now seem more likely than the construction of another ward, Central Otago Health Services Ltd ...
Campers staying illegally at popular Central Otago sites will not be trespassed under a trial monitoring regime this summer, Central Otago District Council councillors have decided.
Pam Jones ponders the rage surrounding the death of British backpacker Grace Millane.
Campers at Lake Dunstan freedom camping sites may have to pay ''a small fee'' to stay there this summer.
The repair bill for last month's flooding in Central Otago will be more than $500,000 and almost as much again will be spent on a replacement bridge needed because of flooding last year.