Alexandra's Jan Willson is not one to let life's obstacles get in the way of her desire to teach.
The News - Central Otago and Wanaka
A link that was missing in Cromwell’s professional sector has been established, exclusively benefiting women across the area who want to network, share ideas or just meet like-minded people.
A Wanaka fire-fighting team has taken top honours at a South Island championship, and is now heading overseas to try to repeat its success.
From hand-written reports to digital lesson plans and bee-bots, Lorna Skevington has seen major changes in the way pupils are taught at primary schools during the past two decades.
Maori waka could one day be a familiar sight on the waters of Lake Hawea.
Four men, four wheelchairs, four identical injuries caused by the same sport - it is a scenario Ross Ormsby, Brad Hayward, Phillip Booth and Neil Cudby are all too familiar with.
Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan has welcomed the establishment of an after-hours healthcare service at Dunstan Hospital, saying it will provide "the same service as before'' but "by different...
Wanaka's midwifery sector is still stretched, prompting a growing number of expectant mothers to base themselves in Dunedin ahead of their new arrival.
Albert Town bridge is an "earthquake disaster waiting to happen", the Albert Town Community Association says.
For the first time Grand and Otago skinks have been released into the Mokomoko Dryland Sanctuary near Alexandra.
The Otago Central Rail Trail is on track to have its busiest year on record.
A sculpture by Josh Olley, of Luggate, has been named as the New Zealand Sculpture OnShore 2018 visitor favourite.
One of Central Otago’s most decorated poets will tomorrow be recognised by his own community for a prestigious national award. Pam Jones talks to Michael Harlow about his Prime Ministerial honour.
Adult apprentices are bucking the trend in Alexandra. Typically, apprentices were school leavers keen to get into the trades by training on the job, but it is becoming increasingly popular among a growing number of adults.
Central Otago anti-cyberbullying group Sticks 'n Stones has notched up another national milestone, launching a collaboration with Facebook that will be rolled out in high schools next year.
Central Otago is ready to rock at the inaugural Alexandra Buskers Festival.
Three insects never before recorded in Australia or New Zealand have been found in fossil beds at Bannockburn.
Stopping for a herd of elephants mid-run is about as far off the beaten track as Jacqueline Manson has ever been.
Fletcher Dowling is not letting his 6ft 2in frame stand in the way of his chance to play alongside Snow White as a dwarf.
Bodies are buried at the entrance to Cardrona Alpine Resort, a man who grew up in a house behind the adjoining cemetery says.