Some Central Foods workers are to be made redundant but others will keep their jobs, after Dunedin-based Kaan's Catering Supplies Ltd bought the wholesale distribution part of the business.
Constable Louise France watches as young passengers tease a "train robber", one of two apprehended after the Cadbury Crunchie Train stopped at the Dunedin Railway Station yesterday. Const France and Constable Heather Rei were waiting to take the robbers in hand when the train arrived with 350 passengers after an action-packed three-hour ride from Wingatui.
A former Alexandra police officer who was convicted of perjury is to be released from prison after admitting he gave false evidence after a car crash in 2005.
The Central Otago Ecological Trust is investigating new fencing options to extend the Mokomoko Skink Sanctuary and protect grand, as well as Otago, skinks.
Frost struck Alexandra yesterday, keeping some areas cool into the afternoon. Residents woke to a 5-degree frost that blanketed the region in white as the sun struggled to burn off the thick layer of fog. At noon, the temperature had only just climbed above zero.
Nicole Carran (17), of Cromwell, left school to buy her parents' fish, chip and ice cream shop, Shark and Taties.
Hayley Anderson-Hamlin, of Cromwell, started her own business straight out of high school, only 18 years old.
Hot under the collar about Ranfurly recently pipping Ophir for New Zealand's lowest recorded temperature, minus 25.6degC in 1903, Sam Leask, who records Ophir's weather for Niwa, extends a challenge to Ranfurly to get a colder modern-day temperature than Ophir.
Climate scientists have found records that show New Zealand's coldest temperature was recorded at Ranfurly, not Ophir as was previously thought.
Dave Mitchell, of Alexandra, went to a Wrightson's auction in the late 1980s intending to buy a safe, but left with an old Otago Daily Times camera.
The Alexandra Musical Society has announced the cast of its risque new production, The Full Monty.
The Naseby luge opened yesterday, a month after the intended opening and just in time for the Naseby Ice Festival next weekend.
Ken and Marge Hinton spent their working life orcharding, so it was perhaps fitting that they met in an orchard.
The land-access battle surrounding the Roxburgh Gorge cycle trail may soon be over.
A Chinese company might pay up to $5000 for a piece of Shrek's wool, Cure Kids fundraising and business development director Josie Spillane said.
Teviot Valley residents were treated to a musical feast at the Teviot Combined Schools Music Festival in Roxburgh last night.
The secret to a long marriage is to "put one foot in front of the other", says Doris Lloyd.
Central Otago needs to "connect the dots" to further develop its identity, the Central Otago District Council heard last week.
New small businesses in Central Otago will not have to make business contributions if their establishments create little or no demand on infrastructure.
A survey of the Otago Central Rail Trail conducted during the last 12 months showed it generated more than $12 million annually for the local economy.