Old Dunstan Rd in Central Otago provides visitors with an artificial heritage experience of early gold-miners, an Environment Court appeal hearing was told in Cromwell yesterday.
Central Otago's vast landscape would retain its rural character despite the construction of a 176-turbine wind farm on the Lammermoor Range, an Environment Court appeal hearing was told yesterday.
Otago water user companies are fighting the possibility of a 50% increase in their Otago Regional Council consent and compliance fees.
Dunedin's proposed Awatea St Stadium is a waste of money because most people watch sport on television, an Otago Regional Council panel was told in Alexandra yesterday.
Project Hayes wind farm turbines will create a significant viewing attraction for visitors to Central Otago, Meridian Energy lawyer Andrew Beatson told an Environment Court appeal hearing yesterday.
More than 260 people have made submissions to the Central Otago District Council about its 2008-09 draft annual plan.
Educational material highlighting the 20km speed limit around school buses will be developed by Central Otago police and road safety advisers after a police exercise in the district found most drivers travel at dangerous speeds around moving and parked buses.
Clyde Primary School is likely to start declining enrolments from outside its zone from July, when the school roll reaches its capacity of 156.
Kawarau Estate Vineyard near Cromwell uses its organic certification as a point of difference when marketing its wine throughout New Zealand and the rest of the world.
Otago residents are being encouraged to have their say on the Department of Conservation's proposed major tourism attraction in the Central Otago high country.
Health and welfare organisations have been the major beneficiaries in the latest round of Community Trust of Otago funding, which totals $857,400.
Central Otago will have more midwives this year than ever when two full-time lead maternity carers (LMCs) start work in August and September.
Central Otago has an issue with the "same old face" mentality - like many other rural areas, community development workshop facilitator Peter Kenyon told 25 residents at Alexandra yesterday.
It is still unclear what protection Old Dunstan Rd might receive if Meridian Energy is allowed to build its Project Hayes wind farm on the Lammermoor Range.
Despite a rocky beginning, the Government's Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme (RSE) appears to have a positive future in Central Otago
Central Otago's vines are going green with a new scheme to have viticulture in the district certified organic.
Lake Dunstan hides much of what used to be the vibrant main centre of Cromwell, although for the past 23 years a group of dedicated residents have worked to ensure the public will never forget the area's original appeal. Rosie Manins reports.
Ngaire Sutherland's hotel at Hyde is teeming with hungry customers so she has purchased the town's old school building to accommodate the masses.
More than 800 submissions on the Otago Regional Council's proposed changes to its air plan have resulted in a monthly newsletter on reducing winter air pollution.