Kayakers in the inaugural Wild Descent race were ''absolutely flying'' down the Clutha River through the Roxburgh Gorge yesterday, far exceeding organisers' expectations, race director Warren Bates said.
Policies on earthquake-prone buildings have claimed their first victim in Central Otago and an almost 100-year old Tarbert St brick building is set to be demolished, starting next week.
The air has been cleared between Central Otago Mayor Tony Lepper and the New Zealand Transport Agency after a meeting yesterday at which the state of Nevis Bluff was explained.
Two people face poaching charges after they allegedly shot and gutted a deer on a Central Otago farm this week. Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Liz Williams said police were alerted by a farmer tracking poachers across his farm at 4.50pm on Monday.
A dawn service will be held in Roxburgh tomorrow. Roxburgh Returned Services Association president Andy Reed said it would be a first in at least 90 years.
After a fundraising effort almost a year long, nine Cromwell College pupils, their principal and two others are about to embark on a life-changing adventure - a 17-day trek, including rest days, to Mt Everest Base Camp. Sarah Marquet went to meet them.
Golfers from throughout the country, as well as a few from overseas, have flocked to Central Otago to play golf among the region's vivid autumn colours.
It was a big bag full of chocolate that finally sealed the deal for Nevis Richardson in 1947 and convinced Kathleen Sutherland to marry him.
It was a ''celebration'' of Maori culture at Molyneux Park yesterday, with more than 400 children performing for friends and family.
After a year-long process costing about $7500, the only change to come from the Central Otago District Council's representation review was a name change for one of its community boards.
Owen Jones, perhaps better known by his nom de plume Owen Marshall, is settling in as artist in residence at Alexandra's Henderson House and has started work on a new novel.
Two residential units can be built on land designated for a hotel intended to replace the old Lowburn Hotel. The hotel was demolished when Lake Dunstan was formed.
Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Central Otago will be better equipped in a large-scale emergency.
There was room to move yesterday - just - as people flocked to the Clyde Wine and Food Harvest Festival.
A Cromwell woman says she has lost one of her last tangible links to her late mother after her car rolled into Lake Dunstan yesterday.
There are whispers of a spectacular grape season throughout Central Otago but growers are cautious in predicting a heaven-sent vintage, as their peers are in other parts of the country.
Pottery, embroidery, paintings, and mixed media art were all on display in Cromwell over the weekend.
The Central Otago rabbit population has been reduced by 18,027 in 24 hours thanks to the Alexandra Lions Easter Bunny Hunt.