All Black Andrew Hore is helping young Maniototo rugby players follow in his footsteps, by using his status to raise money for Maniototo Area School pupils to play rugby.
Simba the pink elephant has gone walkabout and police in Alexandra are urging members of the public to help pinpoint its whereabouts.
Traditionally fare continues to hit the spot with Maniototo residents, who spent hundreds of dollars on cheese rolls, sausages and home baking in the name of fundraising recently.
Roxburgh police say motorists speeding through the town over Labour Weekend had created "extremely dangerous" conditions for pedestrians.
An Alexandra teenager is making her mark on New Zealand's cycling scene one race at a time, as she continues to win national titles.
Applicants for a housing development near Mitchell's Cottage, at Fruitlands, have admitted breaching building consent conditions by not screening a house under construction.
Old Cromwell Town took a step back in time yesterday when it hosted the 17th annual New Zealand Gold Panning Championships.
Community detention could soon become an option within Alexandra and Cromwell for people convicted of crimes within Central Otago.
The small Central Otago community of Tarras was shocked by the death of farmer and former All Black Neil Purvis on Sunday night.
Earnscleugh's hills were alive with the sound of engines yesterday, as about 70 motorcycle riders navigated obstacles in the New Zealand Trials Championships.
Alexandra police spent most of the weekend dealing with drunk and disorderly people, many of whom were visiting the town from Dunedin.
Four University of Otago students from Dunedin were involved in two crashes on State Highway 8, between Roxburgh and Alexandra, on Saturday.
Snow, wind, and rain could not have come at a worse time for organisers of events throughout Central Otago during Labour Weekend.
The fate of Roxburgh's Health Camp will be decided after the November 8 election - and political claims are being made that the timing is a strategic move to keep it open.
A high-speed police pursuit of a vehicle around central Alexandra streets yesterday afternoon ended in three young Alexandra men being charged with driving-related offences.
Otago's Fish and Game Council is using a debt collector to retrieve a portion of more than $40,000 owed by fishing licence agents in Wanaka, Queenstown, and Glenorchy.
Central Otago Mayor Malcolm Macpherson yesterday said Roxburgh Health Camp would close "over my dead body".
A billboard is being praised by the Otago Fish and Game Council for generating public support for its appeal to prevent hydro-electric dams being developed on the Nevis River.
The Otago Fish and Game Council has decided to ignore the South Island Canada Goose Management Plan (1995), labelling it obsolete.
Alexandra's newest sergeant is looking forward to a role change, after being involved with the Central Otago CIB since 2001.