What was described as ''a colossal electrical storm'' has hit Millers Flat, Ettrrick and Roxburgh in Central Otago.
With a bright future predicted for Central Otago apples, the pipfruit industry is trying to address the challenges that come with success.
A plan by owners of the former Cromwell saleyards site to rezone it as industrial has raised questions about what kind of land is needed in the town.
Dead and thriving trees around Lake Dunstan and the Clutha River are getting the chop, some without permission from the powers-that-be.
The Otago Regional Council fears someone is intentionally releasing wallabies in Otago and is warning the culprit they face prison time if caught.
A proposed multimillion-dollar widespread irrigation scheme in the Manuherikia and Ida Valleys could be hindered if the Otago Regional Council sets minimum river flows too high.
Tarras farmers have appealed a decision by the regional council which would see the amount of water they could use from the Lindis River for irrigation significantly lowered.
Crowdfunding is one of the options being considered to develop a microbrewery at the Otago Polytechnic's Central campus in Cromwell.
A recycling facility will remain at its controversial location in Omakau, next to a school and cemetery.
Education sessions will be next year added to Central Otago's woolliest fashion showcase.
A former Millers Flat woman hopes the town will become a ''destination'' as she and her husband revive its only shop as a cafe, grocery store and restaurant.
Sarah Naylor and 14-month-old daughter Charlotte, of Becks, admire the bright colours of spring on the Alexandra property of Mary McCarthy during the Alexandra Blossom Festival Garden Tour yesterday.
An Oturehua girl was taken to Dunedin Hospital with moderate injuries after a motorbike crash on her family farm yesterday.
The Alexandra Blossom Festival kicked off its 60th birthday celebration in style.
Woirking behind the scenes at the blossom festival on Saturday, Deirdre Jolly had no idea she was about to be called up on stage as the first recipient of a special trophy.
Sixty Blossom Festivals means the Alexandra Musical Society has staged 60 annual productions — a milestone to be celebrated on both counts.
How do we top this? That was the question Alexandra Blossom Festival organisers were pondering after a massively successful 60th birthday celebration over the weekend.
The 60th birthday celebration of the country's longest-running festival was outstanding.
On the 60th anniversary of the Roxburgh Dam, reporter Jono Edwards and videographer Craig Baxter take a look inside the colossal structure.
In a huge mechanism like the Roxburgh Dam, parts are bound to occasionally fail.