Meridian Energy's computer images of its proposed Project Hayes wind farm development are laughable, an appeal hearing was told yesterday.
Artist Grahame Sydney says nuclear power in New Zealand is preferable to a huge wind farm on Central Otago's Lammermoor Range.
All evidence and submissions in relation to the visual, landscape and historic aspects of Meridian Energy's proposed Project Hayes wind farm have been presented to an Environment Court appeal hearing in Cromwell.
Spoil-disposal sites on the proposed Project Hayes wind farm on the Lammermoor Range in Central Otago would be small features not impairing the land or intruding on the geomorphic environment of the site, an appeal hearing was told in Cromwell yesterday.
A group of Central Otago women have become the district's first certified chapter of the international Red Hat Society, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
Classrooms are out and multi-purpose, versatile learning spaces are in at the Alexandra Primary School, which is set to use $645,000 of government money to rebuild a classroom block.
Art enthusiasts from throughout Central Otago and New Zealand officially welcomed 2008 Henderson House artist in residence Peter Peryer at a function in Alexandra on Friday night.
Despite the occasional sheep or cow making its way on to the Carricktown Crusher track near Bannockburn on Saturday, competitors hailed the event as a fun day out for everyone.
St Bathans' 116-year-old hall will be repainted as part of a restoration project costing $198,000.
Smiles could not be wiped from the faces of the Maniototo's Heron family yesterday as they watched the first construction work take place on their new home at Waipiata, seven months after they lost everything in a house fire.
A self-described old man's pub in Alexandra is embracing its girly side by raising funds for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
The credibility of an expert witness was questioned by Meridian Energy's counsel during an appeal hearing for the proposed Project Hayes wind farm yesterday.
The Environment Court panel for Meridian Energy's proposed Project Hayes wind farm will adjourn an appeal hearing on Friday to drive over the Old Dunstan Rd.
Parts of an appeal hearing against Meridian Energy's proposed Project Hayes wind farm on the Lammermoor Range are being filmed for possible inclusion in two documentaries.
Central Otago's remarkably long, level, uncluttered skylines are not unique to the district, an Environment Court appeal hearing was told yesterday.
Ranfurly's youth centre, which sprang from a series of Victim Support meetings following several tragic events in the Maniototo last year, was officially opened yesterday.
Otago Central Rail Trail operators are willing to compromise with the Department of Conservation (Doc)
The bulk of Alexandra and Clyde streets will become alcohol-free zones during weekends from May 29 when a Central Otago District Council bylaw comes into force.
More than 5000 people descended on Clyde's Easter Wine and Food Harvest Festival yesterday, the largest held to date, with more than 80 stalls.