Takapuna woman Lou Farrand is loving life in lockdown in a stone cottage in Roxburgh with no amenities, and a loaned cat and a fantail to keep her company.
On the vast and far-flung farms of Maniototo, people are no strangers to social distance and isolation but as a video shows, technology and Covid-19 can bring a community together.
Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions at Dunstan Hospital closely resemble those put in place for Level 4.
A motorcyclist has died in a single-vehicle crash at Moa Creek, in Central Otago.
One person is dead after a "serious crash" involving a motorcycle near Poolburn in Central Otago.
Luggate's Red Bridge is locked down on weekdays during lockdown as contractors work to repair the bridge deck — taking advantage of quiet roads.
Covid-19 will not dampen the Anzac or philanthropic spirit of a Clyde youngster determined that this year’s fight against the pandemic will not overshadow the battles of the past.
A Cromwell GP says his business is at risk after the Government ruled against a second tranche of funding to bolster general practices in the wake of Covid-19.
The colours in the township of Oturehua start to change with the season.
From Athol to Omarama the rural community has been seeking to brighten up these days of lockdown by transforming winter feed and waste into works of art. Their muse? Teddy bears.
Pharmacists across the South believe the Ministry of Health has handled this year’s roll-out of flu jabs well, despite trying circumstances and shortages.
Dunstan Hospital management is taking the advice of a former All Black coach when it comes to planning for Covid-19.
Central Otago has three "shovel ready" projects prepared for work post Covid-19.
Central Otago residents will be invoiced for the fourth quarter of the 2019-20 rates period as usual but there is scope to avoid penalties in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Omakau Supermarket is an oasis for a small Central Otago township otherwise in lockdown.
The Naseby Indoor Curling Rink is still frozen, despite all activity on it being put on ice.
Dunstan Hospital is managing non-Covid-19 patients alongside suspected cases of the novel coronavirus in Central Otago, while some specialists work remotely.
WATCH: As a way to stay connected during the lockdown Dunstan High School pupils have gone online to share their school holiday stories of life in lockdown - with amusing results.
For some, lockdown feels like time has stopped — in Alexandra, a glance at the town’s clock on the hill suggests it has.
More than $9million will be given by the Central Lakes Trust to charity this financial year.