A public meeting in Clyde 100 years ago passed a resolution to form a bowling club, ''as a means of attracting visitors and to provide recreation''.
Classic car owner and collector Colin Robb's restored Ford Zephyr ute is one of his favourites and just one of the ''about 20'' cars he had on display at the sixth annual Roxburgh Car Show 'n' Shine yesterday.
Alexandra photographer and outdoor education teacher Eric Schusser was the Central Otago winner at the Central Otago District Arts Trust 2013 Art Gold Awards announced in Alexandra last night.
It was a day many people had waited years for - the official opening of the Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold cycling and walking trails.
Under a worst-case scenario climate model, Alexandra may have to look for another horticulture industry within a few decades, climate scientist Greg Bodeker says.
The long weekend is shaping up to be a big one in Central Otago with events planned for all its main towns and accommodation providers at or nearing capacity in some busier areas.
The annual Naseby Family Fun Day, which has been on the township's calendar for 15 years, is in jeopardy.
It is hoped Fruitgrowers Rd, near Clyde, will be open before Christmas but there are no guarantees, Central Otago District Council roading manager Julie Muir says.
The New Zealand Geographic Board has deferred its decision on the name Te Karearea Peak for one of Central Otago's highest unnamed peaks in order to seek the opinion of Land Information Minister Maurice Williamson.
In the 13 days since maintenance contribution tags for Otago's two newest cycling and walking trails went on sale, 141 have been sold.
Alexandra community garden manager Brian Seymour tends a plot during the annual planting day on Saturday.
For 15 years part-time jet-boat racer and Blenheim publican John Derry has had a goal - to win a World Championship Jet Boat Marathon.
Helping re-establish skinks to the Alexandra Basin has earned the Central Otago Ecological Trust a further grant.
Grape growers and orchardists were poised for a big night of frost fighting on Tuesday but some found it to be milder than expected.
''You're late, aren't you?'' Peter Wildey said as I walked into his immaculate lounge.
Cyclists and walkers using the Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold trails will be asked to help fund maintenance so ratepayers will not have to dig deeper.
Once again, West Otago's version of Oktoberfest, complete with ''beer wenches'' and an oompah band was a success, organiser and Tapanui Rugby Club chairman Malcolm Hancox said.
A combined total of more than 80 years of local government service by four Central Otago men was recognised as their council and boards held final meetings for this term.
Woolhandlers Stevie-Rae Alexander (left), of Taihape, and Robyn O'Donnell, of Masterton, compete in the junior woolhandling semifinals during the New Zealand Merino Shears in Alexandra yesterday.
Fashion show is back on the agenda for the New Zealand Merino Shears, starting today in Alexandra.