It is almost at the point where thoughts of a bonspiel in Maniototo this year will be put on ice.
The Covid-19 pandemic was a test for everyone involved in education and for a first-time principal that could have posed a challenge. But for new Poolburn School head Melissa Gare it was a case of "challenge accepted".
The drug trade in Central Otago and in Queenstown has been disrupted following police operations that led to five arrests.
Traditional shearing competitions season-opener the New Zealand Merino Shears has been cancelled this year as organisers work to mark its 60th anniversary, post-Covid, in style in 2021.
Aurora Energy’s slow response to Clyde businesses left out of pocket by the almost nine-hour power outage to the town has been labelled "disappointing".
A woman living in Alexandra who is claimed to owe thousands of dollars from monetary ventures has blamed media controlled by the Russian secret service for spreading lies about her.
Another morning of subzero temperatures and fog greeted many Central Otago residents yesterday, bringing the makings of a hoar frost in some areas.
Another morning of sub-zero temperatures and fog greeted many Central Otago residents today, bringing with it the makings of a hoar frost in some areas.
Central Otago needs to brace for "middle-class" beneficiaries and spikes in family violence as the impact of Covid-19 begins to bite.
The small Central Otago town of Omakau, between Alexandra and Ranfurly, grew when the Otago Central Railway was opened in 1904 as a service town to the railway and surrounding rural area.
Embattled Otago Regional Council chairwoman Marian Hobbs has cast moves against her as an attempt to ignore national policy statements, saying she will not leave her role quietly.
Military flights have been deployed to repatriate seasonal workers from Vanuatu stranded in Central Otago and wider New Zealand.
A professional game of fetch drew dog owners from across the country to the Middlemarch area this week.
Clyde retailers plan to join the town’s hospitality sector and other businesses in billing Aurora Energy for revenue lost due to Sunday’s unscheduled blackout.
Most of Central Otago and a large tract of the Queenstown Lakes District have no security of energy supply, a former Delta engineer says.
Clyde's "Third World" electricity infrastructure has sparked fury after 1200 homes and businesses lost power for about nine hours last weekend.