A Maniototo man has narrowly avoided prison for a drink-driving offence that a judge said was the worst of its type he had ever seen.
The timeline for developing a new drinking water supply from Lake Dunstan has been pushed back to allow more detailed investigation into the proposal.
Hopes that a new variant of the rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus would be swiftly approved in Otago have been dashed, meaning it will not be deployed until next year.
Rural councils are unhappy about a Bill putting district health boards in charge of fluoridation, as the additive could mean big costs for rural schemes with only a few connections.
Central Otago's summer cherry crop did not quite make the record books but orchardists were still happy with the season, Summerfruit New Zealand chief executive officer Marie Dawkins said.
A draft heritage strategy aimed at co-ordinating protection of Central Otago's heritage is set to be more widely distributed.
Maniototo's new area school principal says he will continue to lead by example as he takes up a new leadership role in the community.
An application to rezone the Cromwell saleyards as an industrial area has been approved, subject to a modification about landscaping along one boundary of the area.
A strategic plan identifying the future needs for sports and facilities in Central Otago has been proposed.
Extreme enduro athletes slogged it out on a 161km course in the Northburn 100-mile event at the weekend.
This year’s WoolOn Creative Fashion event will feature some "exciting" new elements, but they are under wraps for now, organisers say.
A recommendation to return Crown land being sought for an Alexandra retirement village will be debated by the Central Otago District Council this week.
An alternative proposal for Alexandra’s Ice Inline rink will have a new plant installed this year and heat expelled from the rink being used to heat the nearby swimming pool.
A grass fire extinguished near Lauder yesterday could have been far worse, a local fire officer says.
Earthquake strengthening work being done on some Central Otago churches poses broader questions about the future of the historic buildings, church leaders say.
Owners of earthquake-prone buildings in Central Otago have plenty of time in which to consider and undertake earthquake strengthening work.
A man has been taken to a medical centre after a car crashed into a wall at the Kawarau Gorge in Central Otago this morning.
Earth is just 12cm, the sun almost 14m and Jupiter a barbed wire ball somewhere in the middle.
Ranfurly teenager Amanda Voice has her sights set on a world quarter horse event next year, and she and her steed, Wade, are well on their way.
Central Otago identity Jim Clouston has become the first person in New Zealand to complete 50 years in the Grand Lodge, and the national honour extends to international circles as well.