The plan to build a new information centre in Cromwell is facing another hurdle after an appeal to the Environment Court claimed an unfair process had been followed.
About 50 ''absolutely competitive'' St John cadets patched up, resuscitated and comforted patients at the Alexandra Holiday Park yesterday during the St John Youth area competition.
Nearly two million sheep have been shorn in the Earnscleugh Station woolshed over the past 100 years, but this weekend will mark the end of an era.
Stage one of the Cromwell Mall redevelopment is well ahead of schedule and contractors hope to finish at least a month early.
Community sing-along which organisers say is unique in Central Otago is being organised to raise funds for the Earnscleugh and Ophir halls.
Some New Zealanders, particularly North Islanders, are not very good at wearing life jackets but Lake Dunstan boat users are, harbourmaster Shayne Hitchcock says.
A special fence to protect endangered Otago skinks in the Mokomoko dryland sanctuary near Alexandra is a step closer after the Otago Community Trust granted $40,000 to the trust supporting the sanctuary.
''I really, really like running ... I love it,' 8-year old Jack Small, of Poolburn School, said yesterday after coming second in a 1800m race.
Hospitality students around the country are this week honing their skills and perfecting their menus ahead of a three-day national competition, the 23rd annual Nestle Toque d'Or, which starts on Saturday.
A pie cart will ''definitely'' grace Alexandra's streets again, owner of the former cart's burnt-out shell says, despite already being knocked back by the Vincent Community Board.
If the Lake Hawea Control Dam were to fail, up to 420 properties and 2620 people could be affected, a Contact Energy-commissioned report says.
Dunstan Hospital's new CT scanner might have been used by an average of two to three people a day since its power was turned on, but it was officially opened on Saturday.
Back when the gold rush was at its height in Central Otago, a 50-bed, three-ward (males, females and Chinese) wooden hospital was built in Clyde.
The people of Central Otago told their council they want a thriving economy and this week had the chance to voice their opinions on its draft economic and business development strategy.
The Maniototo Area School in Ranfurly is no longer in a position to fund the lion's share of the Maniototo community library, principal David Hunter told the Central Otago District Council this week.
The Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell will have almost $11,000 a year more in its coffers for the next three years after the Central Otago District Council agreed to give it a rates remission.
Councillors agreed to the $40,000 purchase of the Eden Hore fashion collection by the Central Otago District Council yesterday, but sought assurance a management plan would be set up for it.
The children have been sent home from Stand Children's Village, formerly known as the Roxburgh Children's Health Camp, and it could be up to a week before power is fully restored.
The Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell might conjure up images of fast cars for many people, but it will soon be host to a different kind of racing.
With only a week left in his role as Maniototo Area School principal, David Hunter is looking forward to moving on, but says it will be bittersweet.