On her 70th birthday, Anna Skeet, of Alexandra, got a present like no other - contact with family she didn't know she had and who had been searching for her for more than 30 years.
The only thing left in the way of the first 10km of the controversial 34km Roxburgh Gorge cycle trail is the contractor's diary - the trail trust received the final sign-off from Land Information New Zealand (Linz) late last week.
The Alexandra Thyme Festival was officially opened by Central Otago Mayor Tony Lepper at Central Stories museum yesterday afternoon.
Central Otago police are praising liquor outlets in their towns after a controlled purchase operation on Friday night saw none break the law.
A review of Central Otago information centres backs plans to build a new Cromwell centre closer to State Highway 8B so tourists can find it more easily.
Free-for-hire bikes will be on offer to people in Alexandra during this year's Thyme Festival.
It was a family affair at the 20th New Zealand National Gold Panning Championships held in Cromwell yesterday, with the Gatwood-Fergusons of Queenstown taking home a raft of prizes.
The wait may be over for a group of Alexandra men wanting to establish a men's shed.
The sight of a new track, in places more than a metre wide, hugging the side of State Highway 8 between Alexandra and Fruitlands has led some motorists to wonder if a new cycle trail is being built.
Dunedin masters art student Jasmine Middlebrook has won the inaugural $1000 Alexandra Community Arts Viewers' Choice Award.
A golden partnership is on the cards for Central Otago and Lapland, Finland after a visit from Kauko Launonen and Inkeri Syrjanen, founders of the Tankavaara International Gold Prospectors Museum in Lapland.
The Southern District Health Board is investigating options to build closer relationships with other agencies after a coroner's report released last week criticised mental health systems in Central Otago.
The Central Otago District Council has granted Quinten and Bronwynn Pringle retrospective land use consent for a free-range hen farm near Ettrick.
The Alexandra Business Group presented a petition containing more than 1300 signatures to the Central Otago District Council yesterday calling for more support for economic growth in the region from the council and the Vincent Community Board.
In order to better understand how brown trout use the Clutha River system, a trapping programme has been undertaken on the Lindis River by Otago Fish and Game and Clutha Fisheries Trust.
Two pieces of abandoned Central Otago land are for sale after the Central Otago District Council failed to find the inheritors.
In December 1990, a group of enthusiastic broadcasters in Ranfurly were looking for ways to raise money for their community through their interest in radio.
He freely admits his sight and memory is going but "these things happen" after using them for more than a century.
The Vincent Community Board has approved a new amenities building for the Omakau Recreation Reserve, which has experienced a "huge influx" of campers during the Christmas holiday period in recent years.
It seemed like a case of fashion design running in the genes at last night's Mirror WoolOn Creative Fashion event, when Daphne Randle and granddaughter Kensa Randle, both from Alexandra, each picked up awards.