It is a tenants’ market in Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago as holiday and longer-term rentals fall victim to the long tail of Covid-19.
A Queenstown woman says she warned the man who fled a Hamilton isolation hotel to visit a liquor store not to do it.
Rain, hail, or shine, former postie Karen Bain mostly got through.
Will Gibson says when it comes to the potential yield from a breeding animal, size does not matter, and big is not always best.
It is timber for cedar trees in Roxburgh’s King George Park following a pitched battle.
The Cromwell Swim Centre’s pool heating system is likely to be upgraded subject to council approval.
A grant to a group interested in ecological restoration in and around Cromwell has been declined because the requested funds exceeded budget.
As far as casting calls for extras go, this is unusual.
A recommendation for the purchase of reserve land to make way for the expansion of Cromwell New World will be presented to the Central Otago District Council.
In Naseby, it is cold inside too.
Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan has called on Energy Minister Megan Woods to direct the Electricity Authority to review Aurora Energy’s ability to supply electricity to Clyde.
A "bog standard" response offering Clyde businesses a one-month line charge refund and recommending they buy generators has caused further anger towards Aurora Energy.
Two German nationals in Queenstown and two Alexandra women are expected to reappear in court on Monday following a string of drug busts this week.
The Covid-19 pandemic was a test for everyone involved in education and for a first-time principal that could have posed a challenge. But for new Poolburn School head Melissa Gare it was a case of "challenge accepted".
A lease agreement for council reserve land at the Kyeburn Hall has been approved by the Maniototo Community Board.
Preserving historical sites from destruction is at the centre of a "modest" $2500 grant to the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust.
Proposed 120-minute parking limits in Ranfurly’s business area have been rejected.
Aurora Energy’s slow response to Clyde businesses left out of pocket by the almost nine-hour power outage to the town has been labelled "disappointing".
Central Otago needs to brace for "middle-class" beneficiaries and spikes in family violence as the impact of Covid-19 begins to bite.
Military flights have been deployed to repatriate seasonal workers from Vanuatu stranded in Central Otago and wider New Zealand.