The Roxburgh Gorge Cycle Trail Trust has received a trespass notice from the lawyer of Bruce and Leigh Johnston, landowners along the first 10km of the 34km cycle trail from Alexandra to the Roxburgh hydro dam.
An Alexandra couple are distraught after losing their dog in a house fire yesterday evening.
The first apricot pick of the season is about to take place at Summerfruit Orchards, one of Central Otago's biggest orchards - and it is shaping up to be a good season.
The Central Otago wards of Cromwell and Vincent are in the orange zone for water restrictions, meaning residents on town water supplies need to reduce their water use.
The Omakau harness racing on January 2 will feature an extra drawcard especially for fashion-conscious patrons.
Central Otago cherry growers had previously said, despite a slow start to the season and smaller crops, some were making more money per kilogram than this time last year, partly because of fruit losses in Nelson and Marlborough.
The Roxburgh Community Board has decided to push ahead with construction of a pipeline between Roxburgh and Lake Roxburgh Village to improve drinking water.
Glass recycling facilities for smaller Central Otago towns are on the way, just in time for the holiday rush.
Despite the recent rain, Central Otago cherry growers are confident their crops will be all right, although they say the market has tightened due to Marlborough orchardists losing fruit after persistent rain.
The Maniototo Community Board yesterday agreed to introduce fluoride to Ranfurly's town water supply with all but one board member in support.
An Alexandra couple are proposing a shantytown-like development for the town's riverfront in the hope it will attract more people to the area and teach them about gold-mining history.
The Central Otago District Council has opted to split its energy supply contracts between two different suppliers in a move which is expected to produce a saving of $37,000 a year.
John Herbison, or Yasoda Dulal as he is now known, studied fine arts under Colin Wheeler at Waitaki Boys' High School. However, that is where his formal training ended.
A collection of historic artefacts, including what is thought to be a fragment of a Maori sleeping mat or food bag, have been removed from the Roxburgh Gorge by Department of Conservation (Doc) staff.
Organic waste and a fortnightly rubbish collection were hot topics at a meeting of the Central Otago District Council infrastructure committee yesterday.
On March 13 this year, Liam Aitcheson (16), of Alexandra, was riding in Tarras with the Central Otago Wakatipu Cycling Club when he, and four other riders, fell.
After a two-year, $1 million redevelopment, the Cromwell Golf Course was officially reopened on Saturday.
The Terrace primary school in Alexandra has received 14 kowhai trees for its recycling efforts as part of the Paper4trees programme.
Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean is wrong to say parochialism should be set aside in the issue of where a CT scanner should go to service the Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes districts, the Alexandra Business Group says.
Concern about job losses in the Department of Conservation (Doc) has prompted 107 New Zealand scientists - including five from the University of Otago - to sign a letter of protest addressed to Minister of Conservation Kate Wilkinson and Doc director-general Al Morrison.