A cycle and pedestrian underpass in Clyde is not a priority for the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) as no-one has been killed while trying to cross State Highway 8, the Central Otago District Council heard this week.
Alexandra ratepayers could face water rates increases of up to $800 a year - more than triple their present rate - to get improved domestic water.
Restricting operating hours of a gold dredge working the Clutha River is not practical for the company behind it, though shifting it further upstream might be, a Central Otago District Council hearings panel was told yesterday.
Slow down or stay away is the message from some users of Lake Dunstan to their motorised counterparts.
Concerns over the release of grass carp to control weed in North Otago irrigation canals have been raised by the Otago Conservation Board, but as reporter Sarah Marquet finds out, there is more to the story.
Disappointment around the release of grass carp to control weed in North Otago irrigation channels has once again been raised by the Otago Conservation Board.
Former Formula One driver turned television commentator Ivan Capelli thinks so highly of the Highlands Motorsport Park, Central Otago and New Zealand that he is looking for a Kiwi family to call his own.
Hopes are high the weekend's Highlands 101 will become New Zealand's answer to Bathurst and the park will attract more international attention.
The international spotlight will be on Cromwell this weekend as the Highlands Motorsport Park is put through its paces with events featuring drivers from around the world.
Alexandra police hope to reunite about 100 items stolen by teenagers over the past couple of months with their rightful owners.
The announcement of a $750,000 grant from the Government's Irrigation Acceleration Fund for a Manuherikia irrigators' group is ''more than exciting'', it's ''really, really great news'', Central Otago Mayor Tony Lepper says.
An opening-day special price of $35 for each passenger taken by boat across the as-yet-unfinished section of the 34km Roxburgh Gorge Trail has since almost tripled to $95. English tourist...
The official opening of the Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold trails this week was a relief for the trusts behind them but it looks as though further relief could be on the way with the announcement of possible government funding for maintenance.
An inquiry about noise levels of Cold Gold Clutha Limited's dredge, which operates on the Clutha River near Roxburgh, has sparked an application for retrospective land use consent for the dredge's operation and construction of a temporary slipway.
It has been 17 months since archaeologists scoured Central Otago's cemeteries for signs of unmarked graves and, as reporter Sarah Marquet found out, there is still much to be done.
The trusts behind two of Otago's newest trails say they will not ''police'' whether users pay a maintenance contribution, and will rely on the honesty of cyclists and walkers.
For the first time since 1985, a woman has won the senior shearing title at the New Zealand Merino Shears, held in Alexandra on Saturday.
A Teviot Valley couple's bid to get some peace and quiet by restricting the operating hours of a gold dredge near their house might fail.
The Christmas spirit is growing in Alexandra as decorations are put up in an initiative by the town's promotions group.
More than 80 years of unbroken Aitken family involvement in Maniototo health services has come to an end with the retirement of part-time Ranfurly Medical Centre practice nurse Elaine Aitken, writes Sarah Marquet.