Dunstan Hospital has clarified its role regarding three cases of Covid-19 in Central Otago, of which one patient was transferred to Dunedin Hospital on Friday.
Farming advocates have expressed anger over the "rushed" pace of consultation on a core Otago Regional Council policy document.
Remarkables ski area manager Ross Lawrence said the Black Hawk was brought in to help in areas were site access was difficult.
Social media lit up as strong winds, thunderstorms and snow arrived in the South on Monday — shortly after the lockdown announcement.
Snow has been falling in Ranfurly and Saint Bathans this afternoon as a bitterly cold southwesterly moves up the South.
Uncertainty over travel for the international workforce is compounding what has been a difficult season for orchardists in Central Otago.
Covid-19 fears may have brought out the worst in some, but a small Indian restaurant in Alexandra has put a plan in place to help its community.
A 27-year-old man has been convicted of grabbing a woman by the throat after repeatedly being asked to leave her Alexandra home.
The Dunstan Hospital board has decided to support a proposed sewage and wastewater pumping station about 200m from its doorstep.
A Roxburgh man’s driving spree of destruction left a gate damaged, two sheep dead and another injured, two fruit stall signs damaged, wheelie bins smashed and a caravan rammed into a woodshed.
This year's Great Easter Bunny Hunt is still on although it has been postponed until Queen's Birthday Weekend, says convener Dave Ramsay.
Asked how many jobs were at stake because of Covid-19, Queenstown Chamber of Commerce chief executive Anna Mickell yesterday said simply: "Lots".
A man has been arrested after a 10-hour manhunt sparked by him allegedly pointing a gun at an officer, stealing a police car and a civilian’s car, and leading a pursuit across Otago on Saturday night.
The Southern District Health Board is backing the Central Otago District Council’s proposed Clyde sewerage and wastewater scheme in what comes as a bitter blow to opponents of the plan.