As the pipfruit industry considers its approach to the Australian market, Central Otago growers say regulation is necessary to succeed there.
Changes to the original fence around Pioneer Park, Alexandra, are being made due to safety issues, leaving some residents concerned its heritage value will be destroyed.
After a two year break, the Merino Wool Princess event - renamed Miss Merino Shears - will return this year as part of celebrations to mark 50 years of the New Zealand Merino Shearing Championships.
A proposed amenities building beside the hockey turf in Anderson Park, Cromwell is one step closer to reality after the Cromwell Community Board gave approval for land use.
The Bannockburn Hall, destined for demolition due to its earthquake risk could be strengthened, which could save the community money and protect a piece of history says David White, a local heritage advocate.
Members of the Alexandra Youth Forum attended a fun day held at the Alexandra tennis courts in Pioneer Park yesterday.
Plans, including those for late-night shopping, are well set in Ranfurly and Cromwell to draw Rugby World Cup fans through Central Otago.
After 90 years, the wait is over for New Zealand apple growers and our apples could be on Australian supermarket shelves by the end of this week.
The Passion 4 Fashion show is launching a competition for new designers this year.
Selectors for the inaugural Central Otago Art Awards were in Alexandra during the weekend to choose the finalists after entries closed last Tuesday.
Next year Cromwell will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the discovery of gold in the region, and the Cromwell and Districts Promotions Group is considering producing a medallion to mark the occasion.
Ice and infrastructure preparations at the Naseby indoor curling rink are well under way for the curling section of the New Zealand Winter Games, which begins begins next Friday and runs until Sunday, August 28.
Criterion Club Hotel general manager Corranne Flannery said she was hurt but had learnt her lesson after her manager's certificate and the Alexandra hotel's liquor licence were suspended.
As recycling awareness grows, so does the pile of glass in the yard of Central Otago WasteBusters. For 10 years WasteBusters has collected glass from the Central Otago region, saving it from going in to landfill. Sarah Marquet investigates the process of glass recycling.
It may seem more environmentally economical to send glass to be re-melted than create completely new glass and dump the old containers, but the glass may need to meet certain standards to be accepted by a smelter.
A-based project management business Zelko New Zealand Ltd has closed, but another has sprung up in its place.
Hallensteins Alexandra and Central Foods are set to close their doors and Hirequip Alexandra may follow.
A campaign for a mental health facility in Central Otago is gathering support, and all that is lacking is funding.
Hot ashes left in a wheelie bin caused a house fire on State Highway 8 next to the Millers Flat bridge on Sunday night, investigators have found.
The Clyde Railway Station is set to gain more than just a new coat of paint if its restoration goes ahead.