Gimmerburn sheep farmer Alan Paterson was made a life member of the Maniototo A&P Association at its 115th show yesterday and it was an honour made all the more special because it was bestowed by his son, association president Simon Paterson.
Unexpected income and a deferred grant have provided a $170,000 boost to the Cromwell Community Board's coffers, helping to reduce a rates rise.
Good genetics and good feed are the secrets to prize-winning sheep and wool, Simon and Andrew Paterson say.
Questions were raised at this week's Maniototo Community Board meeting as to how prepared Ranfurly residents were for the move to fortnightly rubbish collections, due to start on July 1.
South Korea has risen from the destruction of war to having one of the largest economies in the world. Its capital, Seoul, has undergone a rapid transformation, but to make way for tall buildings, many people have been displaced. Many ended up on the streets.
The Jeon family, of Gwangmeong, Geonggi-do, are just one family fighting for their house and lifestyle.
Father Patrick McMullan, known as Pat, describes his journey to Korea as very different from that of Fr Brennan.
Water metering in Central Otago, despite being controversial, seems to have made people more aware of the cost of water.
A 13-year-old Ranfurly boy has been referred to Youth Aid after allegedly starting the fire that significantly damaged one of the town's historic buildings.
The Alexandra house that was significantly damaged by fire on Friday afternoon is to be opened to the public this weekend in the hope it will educate people about fire safety.
There has been an outpouring of frustration in Ranfurly over an arson attack on the Centennial Milk Bar but people are relieved the fire was spotted and extinguished in time to save the building.
Close internal doors and ensure smoke alarms are working before you go on holiday is the message from the Alexandra Volunteer Fire Brigade after a house fire on Friday afternoon.
A chance to catch up with old friends is just one thing that keeps Lyn, husband Marty, of Dunedin, and brother-in-law Pete McKie, of Lake Hawea, riding to Galloway for each annual Vincent County Rally.
The Alexandra Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to a fire at an Old Bridge Rd property just in the nick of time, officer in charge Shane Ryan said.
A cycling challenge to raise money for the Otago Community Hospice in Dunedin began yesterday with about 40 riders tackling a 59.7km section of the Otago Central Rail Trail.
Some seemingly strict new alcohol laws imposed under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 could be overridden by local alcohol policies (LAPs), a Hospitality New Zealand industry breakfast in Cromwell was told this week.
Alexandra Pottery Club chairwoman Kathi McLean gives a sneak preview of some of the pieces she will display at an exhibition which coincides with 50 years since the club began.