Worksafe is investigating after a 59-year-old Maniototo man was killed while trimming a tree in Ranfurly last weekend.
Te Papa's interest in the Eden Hore fashion collection validates the Central Otago District Council’s (CODC) decision to purchase it, councillors say.
Ponds at Cromwell’s new wastewater plant took five weeks to recover from a suspected industrial discharge in Lake Dunstan last year, the Central Otago District Council has confirmed.
Thousands of rugby fans pack Molyneux Park in Alexandra yesterday to watch a pre-season clash between Highlanders and NSW Waratahs.
If you struggled to sleep in Dunedin last night it might be because temperatures peaked at 28degC at 2am, but relief has arrived.
In a little over a month, Molyneux Park has gone from a cricket oval to a lush rugby ground and will soon be given a good makeover.
The remains of a camper van that rolled 2km north of Omakau sit alongside State Highway 85 yesterday afternoon.
Auckland artist Dick Frizzell will be the next artist in residence at Alexandra's Henderson House - the timing of which is "serendipitous", he says.
The chairman of the Otago Regional Council has called on landowners to step up in the fight to control rabbits, amid a spat with a councillor over the organisation's response.
Imposing a minimum flow of 900litres per second for the Lindis River would mean some farmers would be forced off their land.
The advantages of taking irrigation water from a series of bores along the length of the Lindis River rather than from existing water races are likely to be central to the deliberations of an Environment Court judge.
The way has been cleared for Cromwell's Wooing Tree vineyard to be turned into an intensive residential subdivision, after a plan change that would allow the subdivision has been signed off.
The term ''flatlining'' has been used in an Environment Court appeal hearing in Cromwell to describe the state of the Lindis River and several other Otago waterways.
Divisions within the Tarras community over use of the Lindis River for irrigation have been brought to the attention of an Environment Court appeal hearing in Cromwell.
Development of Central Otago's cherry industry is set to continue with another multimillion-dollar venture announced this week.
High spring rainfall has had a marked effect on Central Otago water use, causing a 35% drop in water used from Cromwell and Alexandra's water treatment plants from the previous year.
About $300,000 will be spent on the final part of a three-stage redevelopment at Alexandra's Henderson House.