Elbow grease is being put to good use at the $3.3 million Cromwell Swim Centre, which is being cleaned after smoke from an electrical fire within the building caused extensive damage.
Repairs to vandalised parts of Conroys dam, near Alexandra, are yet to begin, three months after much of a roof structure, which protected valves, was smashed.
Cromwell's proposed $20 million motorsport park will be the subject of an Environment Court appeal hearing at Queenstown in July.
Youth leadership seminar for Central Otago secondary pupils will be held in Cromwell tomorrow, with up to 60 teenagers expected to hear speakers including MP Lianne Dalziel.
The company proposing a large-scale viticultural, horticultural and rural residential development near Tarras has asked for the resource consent hearing to be postponed.
A 21-lot subdivision on the corner of McNulty Rd and State Highway 6 in Cromwell will satisfy some of the high demand for residential property in the town, a Central Otago District Council hearings panel was told in Alexandra yesterday.
Developers of the proposed $500 million McArthur Ridge resort at Springvale are not worried about the effect of today's slowing economic climate on the huge development.
A suspected norovirus outbreak at Dunstan Hospital in Clyde has been eliminated with all temporary outbreak control measures now lifted.
Alexandra developer Shaun McLellan is appealing the Central Otago District Council's decision to refuse consent for his proposed 15-lot subdivision off Waikerikeri Valley Rd.
New Zealand's curlers remain undefeated in the Ernslaw One Trans Tasman Tournament, which has been held annually in Central Otago for the past four years.
At least 14 Ranfurly residents are practising self-hypnosis in order to give up smoking after a Los Angeles-trained Dunedin hypnotherapist worked with them for more than three hours last week.
Chants of "Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!" might be heard in Naseby this weekend as two teams of curlers from Queensland compete against some of New Zealand's best for a transtasman title.
A suspected outbreak of norovirus at Dunstan Hospital, Clyde, has affected at least nine patients and 12 staff, whose symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea, nausea and abdominal cramps.
Police are praising the actions of a carpet cleaner who tried to save an elderly Alexandra woman after she caught fire in her home about midday yesterday.
More suspected norovirus cases have appeared at Dunstan Hospital, Clyde, but no new cases of an antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria, which showed up earlier this month at Dunedin Hospital, have turned up in tests results so far.
Another two Central Otago pastoral lease properties will be included in the Department of Conservation's multimillion-dollar Oteake Conservation Park, which already includes parts of the St Bathans, Hawkdun, Ida, Ewe and St Mary ranges.
Meridian Energy will pay up to $179,000 to mitigate effects of its proposed $1.5 billion Project Hayes wind farm on the Lammermoor Range if the development is granted resource consent.
The risk of contracting hypothermia during Central Otago's winter has not deterred artist-turned-film maker Grahame Sydney from his latest goal.
The rehearing of a case against an Alexandra man convicted in 2006 of crashing into a police car and injuring a police officer will be heard in the Alexandra District Court on Thursday.
Individual purchasers of sections at Quail Haven subdivision near Roxburgh are still unable to build, more than five years after development company RP and AP Investments bought the site.