During the past six months, the Central Lakes Trust has granted nearly $1.9 million to community and charitable projects.
Craig Hickford always had planned to live in Central Otago, but the Christchurch earthquake in February meant the plan was bought forward a couple of years.
It will be the Maniototo's turn to celebrate the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup success on Thursday, when the community welcomes back hometown hero Andrew Hore.
Albany A came from behind to clinch a memorable 3-2 win over University Blue in the premier men's club final on Saturday.
It took a last-minute goal but that will not bother University Blue, which celebrated its 1-1 draw with Albany A in premier men's hockey on Saturday.
University Blue and Albany A are a step closer to a premier men's hockey final rematch after two big wins on Saturday.
Being a player down for most of the game did not stop University Blue from scoring a 2-0 win over top-of-the-table Albany in premier men's hockey on Saturday.
University Blue turned around a slow start to demolish City Highlanders 7-1 in premier one men's hockey on Saturday.
University Blue will need to improve if it wants to win the premier men's title this year after scraping a 2-1 win over Kings United on Saturday.
Malaysia Under-21 was able to turn around its first-up 8-0 drubbing to the Junior Black Sticks to draw the second game of the four-game test series 2-2 at the McMillan Hockey Turf in Dunedin.
The Junior Black Sticks men got their series against the Malaysian juniors off to the best possible start with a landslide 8-0 victory at the McMillan Hockey Turf in Dunedin last night.
City Highlanders A scored an upset win when they beat fancied rival Kings United 2-1 in premier men's hockey on Saturday.
Canterbury won a second consecutive national under-21 women's hockey title on Saturday, beating Midlands 2-1 in extra time.
City Highlanders A found itself an unlikely winner in its premier men's match against the Taieri Tuataras yesterday.
Southern men missed out on a final spot by one point in the under-21 men's hockey tournament, after Midlands was able to take two points from its game against Capital yesterday.
Northern men and Canterbury women have both booked their place in the finals of the national under-21 hockey tournament being held in Dunedin on Saturday.
Northern men and Canterbury women kept their top spots in the national under-21 hockey tournament yesterday, but the Southern men moved to two points behind Northern.
Before the Christchurch earthquake struck, Canterbury under-21 hockey hopefuls were focusing on sticks and speed and on trial matches at the end of February.
The contenders in the national under-21 tournament are starting to take shape as Northern men and Canterbury women sit comfortably on top of the points ladder.
It was nerve-jangling disappointment yesterday for Southern hockey supporters with both the men's and women's under-21 teams being bested in penalty shoot-outs at the national under-21 hockey tournament.