Junior Roxburgh Area School pupil Brayden Welsh-Tinnock (6), right, passes a former Olympic torch to classmate Arnika Wilson-Rae (6) yesterday during a rare opportunity to hold the unique piece of memorabilia.
Cromwell florist Dawn Wilson-Thiel has returned home after attending a month-long workshop in the United States she described as "a wee bit like MasterChef".
Alexandra Blossom Festival event manager Martin McPherson has taken over the reins as Ranfurly Art Deco Festival event manager.
Braving freezing temperatures, young and old flocked to Brewery Creek, near Cromwell, on Saturday to dig for gold the way Horatio Hartley and Christopher Reilly did 150 years ago.
Competing in a national bonspiel has occupied one line on Colin Holmes' bucket list that now he can tick off.
An insurance claim on the Alexandra Pie Cart, which went up in flames almost two months ago, has been accepted, but the owners are still unsure whether that means it will be rebuilt.
Pigeon poo is threatening the Alexandra bridge across the Clutha River, so the birds have to go.
A proposal to build a bike park in Cromwell will be discussed at the town's community board meeting this week but any agreement from the board could contain conditions after public submissions raised concerns.
For three Maniototo teenagers, spending a week of their school holidays at the Burnham Military Camp near Christchurch was an experience that tried, tested and changed them, but something they would recommend.
For Alan Pickard, the Otago Daily Times' Focal Point exhibition brought back many memories.
Marie Gale, of Clyde, wants to sell organic produce from her garden, but not for money.
A piece of historic gold mining equipment 30m long and weighing more than 30 tonnes went home yesterday.
Gold has been struck near Cromwell - right in the middle of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Hartley and Reilly's initial discovery.
A person caught fossicking for relics on Department of Conservation (Doc) scientific reserve land using a metal-detector has been warned but will not be prosecuted.
Plans are afoot for the revival of the Alexandra Railway Station and if the local Lions club gets its way, the finished product will draw cycle tourists into the town.
The ice has been marked, the pots of soup have been prepared and the competitors are meeting in Oturehua today for a national bonspiel, the first since 2010.
The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) says a change in scientific direction may result in three redundancies at its Lauder station in Central Otago.
Clyde's only speed bump is to be removed after residents raised issues with the location, design and lack of consultation.
The old Cromwell bridge, submerged when Lake Dunstan was filled after the construction of the Clyde dam, will be on show next week as Bridge Under the Water is screened as part of the town's 150th gold celebrations.
The Central Otago District Council is seeking legal advice regarding its responsibilities around the fencing of a legal road that provides access to a river and private property through farmland.