It's full steam ahead for the 73km Clutha Gold cycle trail between the Roxburgh dam and Lawrence. Construction is well under way on two sections at the Roxburgh end, and is about to start on another at the Lawrence end.
A health spa resort complex could be built at Queensberry, between Wanaka and Cromwell, providing the Central Otago District Council grants resource consent.
All four community boards in the Central Otago district have discussed and reset their development contribution rates, with one lowering the charges after weighing up the costs against the need to encourage growth.
An Australian woman remained in a serious but stable condition in Dunedin Hospital's intensive care unit last night, after a head-on collision between two vehicles on a one-lane bridge near Tarras on Thursday.
It was a day that Neil McArthur, of Alexandra, thought he might never see but, after more than four years of negotiations and more than a few knock backs, Alexandra men finally have a dedicated Men's Shed.
After much debate, the Maniototo Community Board passed a resolution to change the way ratepayers on town water supplies in the ward will pay for their water, with only three of the five members in favour.
Contact Energy's salmon smolt release programme is starting to pay off as anglers begin to catch some of the returning fish, Otago Fish and Game environmental officer Peter Wilson says.
With only a small number of late variety peaches and plums left in orchards, the summerfruit season is almost over and Central Otago orchardists are beginning to add up the cost of the wet summer.
The beauty of Central Otago and the hospitality of its people were among the reasons 14 people decided to settle there.
Through searing heat in India and California's Death Valley, through ice and snow in Minnesota and even through hallucinations, Ray Sanchez runs up to 265km in a single race "just for fun".
The Vincent Community Board has made things easier for developers by reducing development and financial contributions.
The reputation of Central Otago wine, along with a carefully limited volume of fruit and good marketing, is keeping the industry alive in the region despite signs it is facing tough times in other parts of New Zealand.
Autopsy results show some of the 60 endangered native black-billed gulls found dead near Roxburgh had broken necks, though the Department of Conservation (Doc) says it may not have been malicious.
The small Poolburn community is in shock after "all round good guy" David Williams was found dead in the Poolburn Reservoir early on Sunday morning.
The Kennedy family's connection to St Gerard's spans 95 of the school's 100 years, including an unbroken 51 years of continual Kennedy attendance.
An expansion of Old Cromwell Town is on the cards, if the Cromwell Community Board's proposal to buy an adjoining piece of land goes ahead.
The Otago Central Rail Trail, New Zealand's first rail trail, has been officially incorporated into the national cycle trail network.
Drivers of heavy vehicles will have to keep driving the long way into St Bathans after the Central Otago District Council this week decided the five-tonne weight restriction on the St Bathans Downs Rd bridge would remain while options to repair or remove the damaged bridge were investigated.
A $15,000 overspend has been approved by the Vincent Community Board for another seismic study on the council-owned building leased by the National Bank on Tarbert St.
You could hear the sounds of pickaxes and other goldmining activities ringing throughout the Nevis Valley over the weekend, or so many people at the Nevis Gold 150 celebrations said.