A high wire act is unfolding high above the Ida Valley as work to rewire the national grid from Roxburgh in Central Otago to Livingstone in the Waitaki district continues.
The next piece in Otago’s ever-increasing trail network is set to open next month.
The lure of a transtasman bubble and a reinvigorated hospitality sector may lead backpackers away from Central Otago orchards and vineyards, industry leaders warn.
Organisers of the Clyde Wine and Food Festival were as blown away by the response to it as they were by the elements yesterday.
The message could not be any clearer — when it comes to Central Otago and Wanaka’s countryside there is only one bunny welcome at Easter.
Twenty thousand wheels, a 24,000-strong crowd across three days, all contained on 24ha — this year’s Wheels at Wanaka was big on scope and outcome.
By his own admission Timaru man Gavin Ladbrook is no "Banksy", yet his 1924 Dodge 4 Tourer is a work of art.
It had been forgotten by generations of rabbits.
It is called the Tecnofruit CF-105 and the fruit-harvesting machine could prove a game changer for Central Otago’s horticulture sector.
Offering the same level of pastoral care to Kiwi workers as is offered to labour from the Pacific may be the only answer to horticulture labour shortages next season.
Large proposed rates hikes for some Central Otago farmers actually represent a return to normal, a councillor and farmer says.
This year’s Brass Monkey Rally will take place in June in what will be the swansong for the 40-plus year event.
An overdose of chlorine in Roxburgh’s town water supply yesterday sparked a do-not-consume notice — even if boiled.
Some workers sent to Central Otago’s orchards and vineyards are not up to standard and the lack of seasonal workers from the Pacific is beginning to bite, an industry leader says.
An appeal against her 23-month jail sentence by a woman who dealt cannabis to Alexandra teens as young as 13 has been dismissed.
Dodgy DIY and other illegal construction has attracted the attention of Central Otago building inspectors.
A woman who dealt cannabis to Alexandra teens as young as 13 has had an appeal against her 23-month jail sentence dismissed.
A Cromwell family has been ordered to return to the Philippines after the father used false addresses to claim Queenstown-issued food vouchers during Level 4 lockdown.
Maternity care and the burden placed on midwives in Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes will be high on the agenda at a meeting to be held tomorrow.
"No, you have to take her; this will end in tragedy." Those were the frantic words of her midwife over the phone when Danielle Moroney’s first child was in distress during labour.