Wind energy is one of the only economically viable options currently available to power generation companies in New Zealand, an Environment Court appeal hearing was told yesterday.
An Environment Court appeal hearing for Meridian Energy's proposed $1.5 billion Project Hayes wind farm in Central Otago will resume at Cromwell today.
Alexandra youth should benefit from a mass communication seminar in the town next month, which will see up to 300 people learning about their behavioural tendencies.
Jet ski racers from throughout New Zealand will converge on Lake Dunstan tomorrow for round two of the 2008 Jet Sport Winter Endurance Series.
Resource consent for a 21-lot subdivision on the corner of McNulty Rd and State Highway 6 in Cromwell has been granted by the Central Otago District Council.
Bannockburn's former general store, built in 1881, is being reroofed by family members who inherited the New Zealand Historic Places Trust-listed property.
Alexandra police have made a second arrest in relation to a stabbing on the outskirts of the town last month.
The Maniototo Community Board approved $1500 of additional funding for the Maniototo Early Settlers Association at its meeting last week.
Cromwell's proposed future centre is being scrutinised by residents and visitors to the town's information centre this month, as plans and models go on display for discussion and feedback.
The familiar style of some promotional roadside billboards in Maniototo is irking members of the community, who feel they should have been consulted about the promotion.
New Zealand sportsman Eric Rush was the drawcard at a Cromwell Rugby Club fund-raiser on Saturday night, which generated more than $50,000 from an auction sale.
Flying is just a hobby for Clyde building apprentice Aaron Thompson, although it is taking him around the world.
Contact Energy has increased its involvement in the Alexandra Blossom Festival, becoming a "principal partner", which organisers say ensures the annual event's future.
The entire interior of Cromwell's $3.3 million Swim Centre will be repainted as part of a clean-up at the complex, which was extensively smoke-damaged during a small electrical fire last month.
A mild start to winter could spell trouble for some Central Otago orchardists as buds start to "move" on fruit trees.
From sleepy hollow to tourist destination, Naseby is fast becoming one of the Maniototo's biggest assets.
New Zealand Olympic Luge Association president Geoff Balme came to Naseby to establish the country's only outdoor natural ice luge and this has been achieved, with the help of volunteers from throughout the Maniototo.
Opposition to the removal of wilding pine trees at Bannockburn has been expressed, with a neighbouring resident fearing the move will displace bird populations in the area.