Cromwell's newest early childhood care centre, designed to cater for up to 50 children, is expected to open on January 5 next year.
Cromwell's $3.3 million Swim Centre is expected to open again in November, upon completion of the re-development and cleaning of its interior, which was extensively smoke-damaged during an electrical fire in June.
The Spring Garden Tour run as part of the Alexandra Blossom Festival on Sunday and yesterday proved popular.
Police arrested 38 people at the Alexandra Blossom festival over the weekend, with 21 of those arrested found to have breached the temporary liquor ban.
A disappointing turnout to the Alexandra Blossom Festival's Contact Alex Live concert on Saturday night had organisers asking themselves yesterday what went wrong.
Axles were broken, tyres turned bald and spectators choked on clouds of petrol fumes - it was a perfect Pro Active Thunder Sunday drag-racing event at Alexandra's airport yesterday.
The last independently-owned community radio station in Alexandra is going off air, and The Breeze is set to take over its frequency.
A quirky, non-motorised race across the Manuherikia River and around Alexandra's clock on the hill heightened Blossom Festival fever last night, with athletes and animals taking to the rocky hill tracks above the town.
More than 50 police will patrol Alexandra during Blossom Festival weekend, including those in highway patrols and drink-driving units.
Much of Central Otago's shearing community has stopped work in order to support those involved in and affected by a fatal van crash near Poolburn on Thursday morning.
A restaurant, wine tasting facility, and edible garden at Queensberry has been granted resource consent by the Central Otago District Council.
With "just a bit of fun" in mind, old photographs, plastic bags, milk bottles, flax and newspaper were put to good use at Cromwell on Saturday night during the inaugural Trashion Show.
Prints of a vandalised Grahame Sydney painting are proving lucrative for the Central Otago artist's umbrella group Save Central, as requests for signed copies mount.
Alexandra man Shane Te Ihorangi Cribb has been awarded $17,900.45 costs for his defence of a dangerous driving causing injury charge, dismissed during a re-hearing in the Alexandra District Court in June.
The Central Otago District Council hearings panel has gone against the recommendation of its planning consultant and granted consent for a retail shop selling snow equipment, wakeboards, skates, and associated apparel in Cromwell's industrial area.
The investigation into a fatal van crash near Poolburn early yesterday is likely to be delayed by the number of other fatal or serious crashes being assessed in the Southland and Otago regions.
An Omakau man was taken by ambulance to Dunstan Hospital yesterday for treatment of modera
A proposal to operate a retail shop selling snow equipment, wakeboards and skates, as well as associated apparel, footwear and accessories, in Cromwell has drawn opposition from Central Otago District Council planning consultant David Whitney.
A 30,000 litre water tank proposed for a Brewery Creek section in the Cromwell Gorge is angering neighbours who say the tank will destroy their idyllic views.