Central Otago’s varied weather this has not hampered cherry orchardists as the season kicks into gear.
The floodgates opened at the Clyde Dam yesterday, water swells providing an eye-catching photo opportunity for onlookers.
A boil water notice is expected to remain in place for parts of Central Otago until at least the middle of next week.
The small Otago community of Middlemarch is gutted after a vital tourist train service was cut from the town.
New valuation figures indicating the average house price is valued at more than $500,000 in Central Otago could offer further challenges for residents trying to get on the property ladder.
Residents in Alexandra, Roxburgh and Lake Roxburgh Village are now being asked to conserve water, after boil water notices were earlier issued.
A judge has told a recidivist drink-driver he needed a stiff sentence as a ‘‘strong deterrent’’ to himself and the public.
A Central Otago man who killed his friend in a high-speed alcohol-fuelled crash says he will continue drinking once released from prison and his special conditions have ended.
The Vincent Community Board has approved up to $80,000 for detailed seismic assessments and cost estimates for council-owned earthquake-prone buildings in the Vincent ward.
Gutted. There is only one word for it after an overnight fire crippled the 156-year-old Ancient Briton Hotel in Naseby yesterday.
Otago Fish & Game say plans for a proposed salmon hatchery for the Roxburgh dam have stalled and may not come to pass.
A serial dog poo dumper appears to be up to their old tricks after 45 bags of faeces were found stashed under a tree on the Otago Central Rail Trail yesterday morning.
Unwanted laptops are being refreshed in a recycling scheme developed for Cromwell primary school pupils.
A further application from River Terrace Developments Ltd involving land earmarked for plan change 13 will be considered by a Central Otago District Council hearings panel this month.