Stand Children’s Services children’s village in Roxburgh is to close. Pam Jones takes a look at a service whose users say cannot be replaced, and the pleas to the Government that have been ignored.
The first of five workshops to shape a masterplan for Cromwell was held this week.
Central Otago has welcomed another 19 new citizens, hailing from South Africa, Fiji and Britain.
Some Central Otago high school pupils have received an opportunity many sports fanatics could only dream about.
Preparing for the Tri Nations Women’s International Hockey tournament in Cromwell are (from left) Japanese national captain Natsuki Naito, New Zealand national captain Ella Gunson and Australian national captain Emily Smith.
Tiaras, crowns, top hats and bow ties were the order of the day when the combined rest-home games for Central Otago returned to Alexandra yesterday.
The Central Otago District Council will decide how to manage more than $400,000 in debt from Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fenz) after the Otago Mayoral Forum later this month.
Land Information New Zealand has announced the creation of a high country advisory group to help make better decisions for New Zealand’s high country regions.
Almost 1000 people have farewelled Cromwell speedway champion Daryl Ainsley at an emotion-filled funeral in the town today.
Lake Hawea residents have called for the creation of a 2050 "visionary" plan for the town, but there is some confusion about how that will happen.
A tribute to one of the "grandfathers of folk" will be staged at this year's Bards, Ballads and Bulldust Festival, which will honour the stories and songs of Central Otago.
The mother of a child who has been to the Roxburgh Stand Children's Services village three times is "absolutely gutted" about its closure.
Stand Children's Services will try to reinstate the residential service provided by the Roxburgh children's village, Stand chief executive Dr Fiona Inkpen says.
Repairs to the Manuherikia River bridge at Omakau will start next week.
Members of the Australian women's hockey team, the Hockeyroos, are making themselves right at home for the Cromwell Tri Nations hockey tournament.
John McGlashan students rolled up their sleeves to clean up tracks in a section of Naseby Forest last week.
Tributes are still pouring in for Cromwell speedway champion Daryl Ainsley, who died on Friday night while helping friends in need.
The closure of the Roxburgh village for vulnerable children has been described as ''desperately sad''.
A low-pressure system is about to move on to the country, heralding a run of cold fronts expected to bring snow to the South.
The closure of the Roxburgh children's village has been confirmed.