While police investigations continue into the arson of a Ranfurly building, frustration is mounting in the small community.
After17 years of treading the same ground, Goldrush competitors will this year face a slightly different course.
At 67, Malcolm Macpherson thought he might be slowing down, maybe spending more time in his workshop making wooden furniture.
Huntaway Rock and heading dog Mitch were keeping keen eyes on their competition on day one of the Lowburn Collie Club centennial trials yesterday.
The Millenium track, between Clyde and Alexandra, the Roxburgh Gorge Trail and the Clutha Gold Trail are being seen by many cyclists as a package deal, Clutha trail trust chairman Rod Peirce says.
Rain, strong winds and a frost are not exactly a picture of summer in Central Otago but those whose livelihoods are at the mercy of the weather remain upbeat.
After more than 87 years, a printing press is once again rolling out the masthead of the Mt Ida Chronicle, Naseby's former weekly newspaper.
Despite a few hiccups - such as the pub running out of beer - the inaugural Banny Music Fest has been declared a great success by its organisers.
Highlands Motorsport Park has applied to the Central Otago District Council for a change in the wording of its resource consent which would, if granted, allow it to operate on the same day as its neighbour, Central Motor Speedway.
Usage of Lake Dunstan has been high over the Christmas-New Year period but ''summer is still coming,'' lake harbourmaster Shayne Hitchcock says.
While summer temperatures in New Zealand have at times felt wintry, two young athletes have chosen to forgo the sun and spend their summer holidays on ice.
Former Goldfields Cavalcade trail bosses David McAtamney and Jim Hore have come out of retirement and will saddle their horses in a month's time to take up their old positions for the 2014 cavalcade.
Winning a new camera through the Otago Daily Times' Magic Moments competition was the best birthday present for William Lorimer, of Auckland, who turned 14 yesterday.
Mathieu Cuyamendous, from the French island of Corsica, and Levi Adams, of Emau, Vanuatu, were shaded from the sun as they picked Staccato cherries at Kerrimuir orchard, in Roxburgh East, yesterday.
''Absolutely heartbreaking,'' was how the new publican at an Alexandra bar described an arson attempt at her Tarbert St pub.
Letting Highlands Motorsport Park host the New Zealand Grand Prix would be giving the race a ''fresh approach'', Dick Bennetts says.
Rain and wind hampered the 116 riders competing in the Lake Dunstan Cycle Challenge yesterday but Sport Central co-ordinator Bill Godsall said there were still some stunning performances.
A Queenstown man who adapted his driving to Sunday's wet weather by slowing down may have saved his partner's life, police say.
Cyclists and walkers on the Clutha Gold Trail will soon have an extra two toilets to choose from, after the Clutha and Central Otago district councils agreed to stump up a combined total of $21,000.