They may be soldiers but the Gunners are not relying on their army training to help them locate and shoot rabbits during the 24-hour Alexandra Lions Easter Bunny Hunt.
The site of the former Paerau School is to be reclassified in the Central Otago district plan.
The Easter Bunny may have to deliver treats by stealth this weekend, with more than 400 hunters gearing up to shoot as many rabbits as they can.
Shona Stephenson, of Sydney, competes in the Northburn 100-mile race. Photo by Lyndon Marceau. Almost a week after being admitted to hospital with severe dehydration and potential kidney failure, Shona Stephenson took on the Northburn 100 challenge, a 100-mile race over high country Northburn Station, near Cromwell, at the weekend. Battered, bruised and suffering from asthma, the 34-year-old Sydney mother-of-two crossed the finish line yesterday in a time of 24hr 46min.
Christchurch teacher Martin Lukes smashed the Northburn 100 time he set in 2011 by more than three hours at the weekend.
After two days of racing, the Goldrush multisport event has some clear leaders, organiser Tim Pearson said yesterday.
The Maniototo community will have another chance to voice its opinion on the sticky issue of water fluoridation after its community board decided more consultation and disbursement of information was needed.
In an effort to help save their community from significant costs, the Maniototo Community Board has agreed to relinquish its delegation for water infrastructure and recommend a districtwide funding model be used.
For a group of former Cromwell District High School pupils, the next reunion might just be too far away and so they have taken matters into their own hands.
In the spirit of Earth Hour, and to help encourage long-term lifestyle changes, tenants of the Alexandra Community House are making pledges - something they plan to do or change in their lives such as walking instead of driving.
The Cromwell community is one step closer to complying with the Otago Regional Council's wastewater rules after its community board this week signed off a draft resource consent application, a step in upgrading the treatment system.
Deputy principal Barb Lambeth looks over Patrick Smit's work at Clyde Primary School - officially one of the best schools at which to teach.
With only a few days to go until race day, the course for the Northburn 100 is marked out and organisers are putting the finishing touches to their preparations.
Unlike their Roxburgh and Vincent counterparts, Cromwell Community Board members are not so ready to give up their delegated power and hand decision-making on water services back to the Central Otago District Council.
The Molyneux Park Charitable Trust had no assets when it was placed into liquidation by an order of the High Court at Dunedin last month, the first report of liquidator Insolvency Management Ltd says.
For the second time within a week, Central Otago has experienced a theatre opening. On Thursday night the 42-seat Clyde Cinema officially opened, just five days after a 40-seat multipurpose theatre in Alexandra screened its first film.
Central Otago district councillors and community board members could have a long month ahead of them as they wait to find out the fate of their elected positions.
Almost 800 long-buried bodies around Central Otago may have been rediscovered by an archaeologist.
A coroner has commended safety improvements at a Cromwell intersection following the deaths of two people after a crash in January last year.
Former Becks resident and golf club member Richard Mee, now of Ashburton, was one of about 20 people who teed off on a re-created golf course yesterday, as part of the Dunstan Creek 150th celebrations.