Central Otago residents are being asked to muck in or be more hospitable than usual in a bid to make up some of the seasonal worker shortfall.
A Cromwell butchery has made standout snag for a summer barbecue, winning a gold medal in the Great New Zealand Sausage Competition.
The green flag is likely to waved on a 57-lot subdivision at Highlands Innovation and Technology Park near Cromwell.
Central Otago vineyards rely heavily on two labour forces and the Covid-19 pandemic has put paid to both. Central Otago bureau chief Jared Morgan reports.
A man has died in Dunedin Hospital after suffering critical injuries when the truck he was driving rolled on a Central Otago farm late last week.
A shearer who twice struck a lamb because it broke his shearing comb, causing injuries that resulted in its death, has been jailed for 16 months.
WorkSafe is investigating after a man was critically injured when his fertiliser truck rolled on farmland near Raes Junction.
A man has been flown to Dunedin Hospital in a critical condition after his truck crashed near Raes Junction.
A Central Otago man stole $10,000 worth of cigarettes after using a former colleague’s login and password to hack his ex-employer’s freight truck tracking system to locate the truck carrying them.
A Cromwell woman with a history of benefit fraud has been sentenced to seven months’ home detention after obtaining payments totalling more than $30,000 by deception.
Central Otago’s horticulture and viticulture sectors are questioning why fishermen from countries rife with Covid-19 have been let into NZ when their workforce comes from countries untouched by the pandemic.
Twelve honours recipients were recognised for their services at an investiture ceremony at Government House in Wellington yesterday, including two Central Otago firefighters.
A programme aimed at empowering Central Otago girls via outdoor adventure has had its "girl power" objective boosted by a $25,000 grant.
The impact of looming labour shortages in the horticulture and viticulture sectors in Central Otago is expected to spiral into the industries that service them, leaders say.