Pumping water from Roxburgh to Lake Roxburgh Village at the Roxburgh dam is considered by the Roxburgh Community Board to be the best solution to ease water supply problems and meet new drinking water standards, although the pipeline will be expensive.
The Otago cricketers enjoyed the Cromwell sun during a training session at Anderson Park yesterday as they worked towards the start of their season.
The applicants for a retrospective consent to run a free-range hen farm near Ettrick told the Central Otago District Council hearings panel on Tuesday there would be minimal odour arising from farm practices.
It was a chance encounter that introduced Brad Pako to wood-chopping three years ago but since then the 15-year-old from Cromwell has added "a lot" of titles to his name.
Freedom campers looking for a nice spot to stay overnight along the Clutha River system will have five official camping areas to choose from in the Central Otago district.
From next month, a new St John shuttle service using volunteer drivers will help Central Otago people get to appointments at Dunedin Hospital.
Construction of the first stage of the controversial $3.3 million Roxburgh Gorge cycle trail could begin next week as the trail trust irons out paperwork to get the final approval from Land Information New Zealand (Linz).
Fossil fuel dependence, resource depletion and global financial uncertainty were among issues discussed at a public meeting and seminar in Alexandra on Saturday.
A second historic Tri-Nations shearing event in Alexandra on Saturday night saw both machine and blade shearers on the board at once - something organisers believe had never before been seen in the world.
It was a Tri-Nations test like no other - it was tense, there was a grandstand packed with spectators, a commentator, national anthems and officials scrutinising the competitors' every move. The only thing missing was a rugby ball.
The third annual Ride the Lake event, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, will be held in Cromwell next Sunday.
A new water supply for Alexandra is likely after the Vincent Community Board this week decided not to improve the existing borefield site.
Joe and Violet McNutt, who are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary today, credit respect, support and taking an interest in each other's interests for their lengthy marriage.
Walking all the way around the South Island with a dog wearing shoes is proving a novel way to raise money for the Cancer Society.
Festivities for the 55th annual Alexandra Blossom Festival begin tonight with the Round the Clock Race and the Mardi Gras.
The committee organising the 150th celebration of the discovery of gold in the Nevis Valley is calling for more members as interest in the event heats up.
Official celebrations for the 2011 Alexandra Blossom Festival began yesterday with the crowning of the senior queen.
Funders of the Otago Regional Council Clean Heat Clean Air programme will be formally congratulated for their contributions when officials from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) visit Alexandra on Thursday.
After a night of Jazz in Ranfurly on Friday, Central Otago's Jazz and Jocks event moved on Saturday to Cromwell for a gala day and rugby match at Anderson Park.
Jud Arthur, former Otago representative rugby player turned opera singer, took to the stage in the main street of Ranfurly last night as part of the town's Jazz 'n' Jocks event.