About seven years after the project was first mooted, Alexandra's multipurpose theatre will be open for business tonight.
Unlike their Roxburgh, Vincent and Cromwell counterparts, Maniototo ratepayers are not facing an increase in the ward component of their rates.
While the Central Otago apple season is looking good, fruitgrowers say their profits are anything but.
For the third year in a row, the Alexandra Blossom Festival has posted a profit. Although down on the previous two years' returns, it netted a profit of just over $13,500, committee treasurer Georgie McLean said at the annual meeting last night.
The Alexandra Plunket building is to be sold.
Peoples lives are being put at risk by the ''stupidity and recklessness'' of hunters, and in some cases poachers, police say.
Central Otago district property owners cannot afford the cost of seismic assessments on their buildings, the Central Otago District Council will tell the Government.
Track and trail trusts should not think of the Central Otago District Council as a backstop for maintenance funding, mayor Tony Lepper says.
Drop-waist, draped dress, pearl, fur and feather-clad women, suited men in boater hats or gangsters in pinstripe and fedoras, and children in lace or knitted vests picnicked under the blazing Maniototo sun on Saturday.
It's time to dust off the feather boas and flapper dresses, with the Ranfurly Art Deco Festival only a day away. The annual festival attracts people from all over the country and celebrates the town's art deco heritage.
Cutting inflation adjustments and capping wage and salary increases has helped the Central Otago District Council trim a potential average district rate rise of about 5.9% to 5.2%.
Cromwell rugby players choosing to play for other Central Otago teams have led to the creation of a $1000 scholarship in the hopes the Cromwell club can field the best team possible in its 125th year.
Police are appealing for help as they investigate poaching at Galloway Station, near Alexandra.
A 39-year-old Indian man on his honeymoon caught using binoculars and taking photos while driving was just one of two Indian honeymooners stopped for alleged dangerous driving over the weekend, police say.
Peter Jolly, chairman of Tarras Water Ltd, hopes all shareholders of the company will continue with the irrigation scheme, but adds ''there's no guarantees in this world''.
Water and funding of irrigation schemes has been a contentious issue throughout Otago of late, specifically whether or not the Otago Regional and Central Otago District councils should support the Tarras Irrigation Scheme.
Volunteer fire brigades are gearing up for the national waterways competition in Cromwell next month, hot on the heels of its regional competition in Alexandra at the weekend.
A significant Central Otago landmark near Lowburn is once again the subject of a resource consent application.
After five and a-half years and $2.6 million, the Alexandra Community House is officially open.
The Otago Fish and Game council has shown its confidence in Dave Witherow by re-electing him as its representative to the New Zealand council.