Do they know they have a target on their heads and is there such a thing as duck heaven, I wondered as I watched six ducks fly high over the road while waiting to pull out of my driveway on the opening day of the duck-shooting season.
Some Otago people are facing a wait of up to 18 weeks to get their hands on a library copy of post-apocalyptic teen novel The Hunger Games, prompting some librarians to consider buying more.
Russell Clark's City Hotel Gold Rush Panels have gone on display at the Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery's Russell Henderson Gallery.
A Bannockburn walnut grower is giving the industry a bit of a shake up with a nut harvester he has invented, capable of harvesting the crop from about 300 trees a day.
St John members in Cromwell had good cause to celebrate on Saturday as the $150,000 extension and refurbishment of their base was officially opened and blessed, as was the van for their health shuttle service.
Replacing the Cromwell and Vincent community boards with council sub-committees is one of four ideas floated by an independent panel reviewing local government representation in Central Otago.
Wine is one of Central Otago's key industries, pumping millions of dollars into the local economy, and after fears a significant amount of fruit would be lost to disease, a great vintage is predicted from this season. Reporter Sarah Marquet finds out why.
Central Otago ratepayers are facing an average 5.7% rates increase for the coming year but that had been reduced from a potential 20%.
Cromwell's new piano is already paying dividends, with musicians scheduled to play for Central Otago audiences.
Tell Eileen Rawlings, a double hip replacement recipient, she will not be able to do something and she will make sure she proves you wrong.
A part of the Roxburgh Gorge cycle trail has been completed and, once the adjoining section is also finished, a jetty will be installed so people can reach that portion of the trail.
New Zealand Defence Service medals presented to those who completed compulsory military training (CMT) are helping to boost RSA membership numbers, two association presidents say.
At the age of 3, Anna Skeet, of Alexandra, walked from one end of Germany to the other with her mother and a younger cousin, hiding out in bushes and barns while avoiding bombs and capture by foreign soldiers.
A section of the Roxburgh Gorge Cycle Trail which crosses a landslip known as the Narrows, near the Roxburgh end of the trail, has been realigned, following a geotechnical report which claimed the original route would be difficult, expensive and dangerous.
It started 125 years ago with a free-for-all between 40 men and children in a paddock near Thompson Creek.
A private district plan change has been sought to address peak-time car parking woes at New World supermarket in Alexandra.
The Central Otago District Council has agreed to give up its Patearoa water take consent and join a single-permit scheme for the Sowburn with other Maniototo water users in what has been called the future of water rights in Otago.
Since the new give-way rules came into effect, give-way signs have been installed at six intersections around Central Otago.
The Cromwell Community Board this week signed off plans for the first stage of the $2.8 million Cromwell Town Centre redevelopment project - the Lode Lane toilets.
A Dunedin couple's plans to build a hot pools and accommodation complex in Queensberry have been put to one side, in favour of a wind farm that could have 100 turbines.