Wanaka athlete Dougal Allan may have been using the Lake Dunstan Triathlon and Duathlon as a warm-up for Challenge Wanaka later this month, but that did not mean he was going to take it easy.
A once-popular Alexandra watering hole, the former Station Bar and Grill, was the target of an arson attack late on Thursday.
With a week until the inaugural Banny Music Fest, organisers are beginning to apply the finishing touches.
Locally-grown fresh produce is making a comeback in some areas. Sarah Marquet gets some tips from an expert.
Chatto Creek is one of those dot-on-a-map places but as reporter Sarah Marquet finds out, there is much more to the area than meets the eye.
Just over a year since she started, Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery project manager Rachel Checketts is moving on.
Spiders and burgers were on the menu at Alexandra's Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery yesterday as children took part in the Mastercook school holiday programme.
A gold dredge on the Clutha River has been granted retrospective resource consent.
Cromwell cherry stone spitter Mike Wardill successfully defended his national title on the weekend and it seems his family is set to follow in his footsteps.
The Great Alexandra Craft Beer, Food and Wine Festival organiser Martin McPherson was yesterday keeping an eye on festival preparations, while hoping the weather would perform as forecast - some sun, some cloud and pleasant temperatures.
An on-sale polka dot Max dress and a hat borrowed from her mother was what it took for 24-year-old lifeguard Michaela Smith, of Alexandra, to win the Fashions on the Field competition at the Central Otago Trotting Club's annual meeting at Omakau yesterday.
The annual New Year's Day Naseby family fun day event, which has been on the town's holiday calendar for about 15 years, attracted almost 1000 people to the Naseby Domain yesterday, about five times the town's normal population.
Eight-year-old hair-tie maker and ''Queen of Goo'' Kaia Hutchinson, of Cromwell, may have been one of the youngest to sell her wares at the annual town fair yesterday but she proved age was no barrier to a successful market day.
Users of Lake Dunstan who break local bylaws are now more likely to be fined. The bylaws had been in place since 1996, but a recent review by the Central Otago District Council's legal team has tightened the legislation behind them, meaning it is easier for them to be enforced, harbourmaster Shayne Hitchcock said.
From next year, bigger trucks, loaded to their 50-tonne capacity, will be allowed to use Central Otago roads after the Central Otago District Council approved the move this week.