Cromwell's Rockburn Wines 2007 pinot noir won two of the 18 trophies awarded at the 2008 Air New Zealand Wine Awards.
Two boaties helped police retrieve an Alexandra man from the Clutha River on Saturday night after he tried to escape from the town's police station.
The Central Otago District Council has received two submissions on Greenfield Rural Opportunities Ltd's application for retrospective land use consent for earthworks undertaken within the Mannorburn and Lake Onslow Landscape Management Area.
Arguably New Zealand's oldest newspaper delivery man and his wife were celebrated for services to their community at a surprise function in their home town of Ophir last night.
The first of Central Otago's cherries are being picked in Cromwell and growers seem set to benefit from big fruit losses in cherry orchards in other parts of New Zealand.
Central Otago deputy mayor Tony Lepper is keen to see a 300m walking track established along the Fraser River to solve the problem of access to the Earnscleugh Historic Reserve, cut when the Marshall Rd bridge was destroyed.
The building of a house near Mitchells Cottage at Fruitlands has been allowed to continue despite its owners' admission of breaching consent conditions.
Hundreds marched through Roxburgh's main street in a colourful display of support for the town's health camp yesterday.
The sale of Central Otago's largest single dairy farm is generating interest from potential buyers in both the North and South Islands.
Central Otago is sweltering under high temperatures, with hot weather predicted to continue in the short term.
Cod liver oil and molasses before breakfast, naps after lunch, and a dorm full of restless boys after dinner - such was life at the Roxburgh Health Camp in 1940.
The board governing Roxburgh's health camp is in limbo over the facility's future as it waits for the outcome of an independent financial review.
Shingle Creek Cafe and Bar has opened its doors for limited hours over summer, after closing for everything except functions earlier this year.
Regardless of the outcome of today's protest march to save the Roxburgh Health Camp, the town's community will benefit from rallying around the issue, Central Otago Mayor Malcolm Macpherson believes.
Making the perfect hot chip is all about the "shake, bang, and hang" technique, according to award-winning chip maker Leighton Tekanawa, of Alexandra.
Young ballet dancers learned from the best in Alexandra yesterday, when a member of the Royal New Zealand Ballet held two creative dance workshops in the town.
A Christchurch truck driver escaped unscathed from a crash early yesterday when the furniture truck she was driving rolled off State Highway 8 and slid on its side down a small river bank near Tarras.
Hundreds of lead-head nails are coming out of the woodwork as people from throughout Otago answer Old Cromwell Inc's call for help.
The Alexandra Blossom Festival committee is taking longer than expected to collate post-event information about this year's festival, which finished early last month.