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.
There have been ghostly appearances, sub-zero temperatures and "a lot of fun with the locals".
A 70-person camping area at a Central Otago orchard has been approved by the Central Otago District Council hearings panel.
It started out as a quiet paddle, a leisurely trip down the Manuherikia River from Alexandra’s Shaky Bridge.
Asbestos found in Dunstan Hospital’s roof has been contained and will be monitored to ensure continued safety, Central Otago Health Service Ltd managers say.
Two restaurants, a winery and travellers’ accommodation are proposed in applications set to come before the Central Otago District Council (CODC) hearings panel.
Central Otago residents should have an update on changes to the district’s after-hours healthcare service by Christmas, Southern District Health Board director Lisa Gestro says.
An on-site security guard will be trialled at Dunstan Hospital over New Year because of changes to the district's after-hours health system and security concerns.
A GP practice could become part of Central Otago Health Services Ltd's operations at Dunstan Hospital, hospital leaders have confirmed.
Southern mayors and MPs say they are furious plans to upgrade four Southern police stations to a 24/7 service have been shelved and the decision is "another kick in the teeth for the South".
Emergency services have attended a one vehicle car crash between Butcher's Dam and Fruitlands.
The Central Otago District Council has chosen the same business partner for an Alexandra joint venture subdivision as the one it is already working with on a Cromwell subdivision.
Maniototo Hospital leaders say it is likely the old Ranfurly hospital building will be demolished, after all possibilities for sale or reuse of the building have been explored.
The risks from rockfalls along a proposed cycle trail through the Cromwell Gorge are "close to intolerable" and a rockfall could injure or kill someone, a geotechnical report says.
Central Otago raised its glass to a $1.5 million investment in Cromwell’s polytechnic on Saturday but there is more good news on the way.
Central Otago has celebrated one of its literary own at an event in Alexandra.
Crocs and culture provide a walk on the wild side during an adventure in Darwin for Pam Jones, who reflects on the city's adrenaline vibe and softer side.
A sculpture by Josh Olley, of Luggate, has been named as the New Zealand Sculpture OnShore 2018 visitor favourite.
A new era for Central Otago’s heritage is under way as a collaborative group steps up as caretaker and co-ordinator in the district.