Police have confirmed two people are dead following a quad-bike crash near Ranfurly yesterday.
Fire and Emergency crews have extinguished a fire in Clyde this morning which left a house and a car parked nearby 'extensively damaged.'
Police and Dunedin Search and Rescue personnel are attending the scene of a serious crash involving a quad-bike in a rural area east of Ranfurly tonight.
An application to rezone land near Highlands Motorsport Park for a 840-house development should be declined, Central Otago District Council planning consultant David Whitney says.
Central Otago ratepayers are in line for an average 5.6% rates increase for the coming financial year, although growth in the district means the "real rate" is lower than that.
A refurbishment of the Central Otago District Council offices has gone over budget and will now cost more than $1 million, councillors have heard.
Local government and Land and Information New Zealand have joined forces to tackle concerns around freedom camping over the recent holiday period. Adam Burns finds out how campers are responding.
A new study has identified 48 earthquake faults in the Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes areas, one of which has been remapped as running through the middle of Wanaka town.
A stock effluent disposal site will be created in Tarras, rather than Cromwell, as the Otago Regional Council bows to the pressure of Central Otago's mayor.
An Aurora Energy deputation has assured Central Otago district councillors it is doing everything possible to improve the condition and reliability of the district's power network.
Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan is taking the Otago Regional Council to task for what he calls its ''stupid idea'' to put a stock truck effluent disposal site on the Ripponvale straight.
Controversial fencing proposed at Lowburn for a new Central Otago cycle trail has been shelved, as the trust behind the project says it has reached ''a compromise''.
A development plan for the Cromwell Lakes Equestrian Club will be done before any decision's made about helping fund a $450,000 irrigation project there, Cromwell Community Board members say.
Cromwell's 60-year-old memorial hall should be demolished and a new multipurpose cultural centre built in its place, a group wanting to steer the future of the hall has said.
A person has been taken to hospital with moderate injuries after two cars collided near Alexandra this morning.