Wanaka Search and Rescue is well on the way to raising the necessary money for a purpose-built headquarters after a $186,000 grant from the Central Lakes Trust.
The final geotech report on a Teviot Valley road that has subsided into a coal pit has been completed but it could be some time before any decisions are made, Central Otago District Council infrastructure manager Jon Kingsford said.
A 17-year old Central Otago girl, who asked not to be identified, has deleted two of her social networking accounts after cyberbullying. Friends, family and professional counselling helped her to...
Almost $20,000 is to be spent on fixing the pipes and water races between two Alexandra dams in order to save at least four residential properties from regular flooding.
Within the next few years, Central Otago is going to have pretty good internet thanks to the Government's Rural Broadband Initiative, but for now there are some people who can't connect, some who...
A 41ha piece of former forestry land in Naseby owned by the Central Otago District Council could soon come up for sale, as it is unable to be used by the public.
The early arrival of spring in Central Otago and the Lakes District may be welcomed by many but the warm temperatures have caused problems for skifield operators and concern from orchardists.
Houses are moving, cracks are appearing in the ground and a road has fallen into the coal mine at Coal Creek near Roxburgh.
Getting the chance to reminisce about Dunstan Hospital as it once was drew about 100 people from throughout the country to Clyde at the weekend.
A succession of frosty nights in Central Otago has done more than interrupt the sleep patterns of orchardists.
Dead spots for cellphone coverage along the Clutha River that have been raised by some cycle trail opponents and potential users could soon be a thing of the past.
For the first time in the Alexandra Blossom Festival's history, aspects of a float have been deemed offensive and it will not appear in tomorrow's 57th annual procession.
The two trails linking Alexandra and Lawrence have passed their recent bad-weather test and are on target to open officially in the spring.
Chinese tourism is potentially worth $3.4 billion per year to New Zealand but we need to work for it, a workshop in Cromwell was told yesterday.
Just in time for the school holidays, the Cromwell Swim Centre officially reopened yesterday.
Cyberbullying is the act of bullying someone using the internet, mobile phone or other technology to hurt somebody, harass or embarrass them. With advancements in technology, it has become a major...
For 30 years, Alexandra mother-of-three and part-time high school guidance counsellor Julie Williamson has dreamed of competing in the World Ironman Championship in Hawaii.
For an uncountable number of years, Judy Elliot-Hall has bullied and arm-twisted many people into being a part of the Alexandra Blossom Festival.
Famous faces, flags and a scavenger hunt through the Otago Daily Times were among the things that tested almost 100 year 9 and 10 pupils in the Extra! current events quiz last night.
An enlarged rural fire district to cover all of Otago has been on the cards for more than three years but, as affected authorities ponder their involvement, an issue has been raised by a southern neighbour.