The men from Alexandra's Men's Shed may not actually have a shed to call their own but that has not stopped them finding a project to work on.
From this week, hundreds of kowhai trees will be planted throughout the Otago region under the Department of Conservation's Project Gold scheme.
Primary and intermediate school pupils from all over West Otago descended on Roxburgh this week to take part in the annual BP Challenge.
Inland Otago Conservation Award finalist and Malcam Charitable Trust Conservation Corps youth worker Michelle Wilson talks to Sarah Marquet about the 12-week programme for youth that has completed an "impressive array" of amenity improvements.
Complications due to the "shocking" way water connections in Roxburgh were done in the past have seen the cost of water-meter installation escalate and funding run dry.
As part of Conservation Week Alexandra residents will have an opportunity to see three short environmental films.
Twenty people swore allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II in Alexandra yesterday and became New Zealand citizens.
Winners of the inaugural Central Otago Art Awards were announced at Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery in Alexandra last night.
Even in death, Shrek, the late sheep of Bendigo Station, may continue accruing air points.
A new kind of gold fever is taking hold in Central Otago as groups plan celebrations to mark 150 years since the metal was discovered in the region.
A 31-year old Auckland man was airlifted to Dunedin Hospital yesterday morning after being kicked in the chest by a horse at Omakau. St John Central Otago rural support officer Ron Smiles said the man was biking the Otago Central Rail Trail and was to finish the section on horseback. He was rounding up horses when he was kicked.
The nine 2011 Alexandra Blossom Festival princesses assembled for the first time yesterday for a photo shoot and although it was not an official engagement, the judging began.
The Lake Dunstan foreshore at Cromwell received a face-lift over the weekend, just in time for spring picnics.
"Town ambassadors" could soon be wandering the streets of Alexandra to welcome visitors and pass on their knowledge about the district.
They say things come in threes. The Cromwell Community Arts group is all too familiar with the experience after the delivery of its long-awaited grand piano suffered three mishaps.
A scrub fire which authorities say got out of control on a Springvale farm near Alexandra yesterday resulted in disagreement as to whether the landowner had breached his fire permit conditions.
"Backbone", "stalwart" and "committed" are just some of the words used to describe Bettie Lawson, who, after almost half a century on the Roxburgh stage, has stepped out of the limelight.
Proposed plans for a new Bannockburn Hall have been questioned by the community and the Historic Places Trust, prompting the Cromwell Community Board to call for more public consultation.
Central Otago apple growers are excited about the opening of the Australian market to New Zealand fruit, but say it will not alleviate the problems they face with the high New Zealand dollar.
Just two of 30 Central Foods staff will keep their jobs after the business closed its doors in Dunedin and Alexandra, the Otago Daily Times understands.