After a famine last election, Central Otago voters have a feast this time around.
Central Otago voters will have at least three chances in the next three weeks to quiz the district's mayoral candidates and see how they perform on the campaign trail, starting tonight.
After a heated debate earlier this week, the Vincent Community Board resolved to leave on the table the issue of whether to bank a piece of land or let part of it be subdivided, for the incoming board to decide.
Long-serving Roxburgh local body politician John Lane is taking a ''calculated gamble'', hoping to remain a district councillor even though he is standing for the Alexandra ward, 39km from his home.
A battle for the mayoralty and elections for councillors with almost double the number of candidates needed should liven up proceedings for Central Otago voters. Mayor Tony Lepper (57) is seeking a second term.
Cromwell's new bike park is nearly out of the starting blocks.
The people of Central Otago told their council they want a thriving economy and this week had the chance to voice their opinions on its draft economic and business development strategy.
Transpower's transmission corridors will be the subject of debate for three days from tomorrow as a Central Otago District Council hearings panel considers the controversial plan change 8.
Up to 10 new jobs are likely at Fulton Hogan as a result of its successful tender for the 3 Waters contract with the Central Otago District Council.
After a year-long process costing about $7500, the only change to come from the Central Otago District Council's representation review was a name change for one of its community boards.
Changes to the handling of Central Otago recyclables that could have saved between $100,000 and $150,000 a year have been rejected in favour of the status quo - a community run, not-for-profit organisation.
Wilding pines, described as an invasive species threatening Central Otago landscapes, are officially under attack.
The Central Otago District Council has granted a potential house builder exemption from fully fencing his cherry orchard's irrigation dam which was likened to a swimming pool.
The public can now have a say on whether the Central Otago District Council should be guaranteeing loans for irrigation schemes.
People with an opinion on the Central Otago District Council's representation review can let the council know about it online.
Consent has been granted for 50ha of Douglas fir to be planted on the Lammermoor Range in an area classified as an outstanding natural landscape.
The Central Otago District Council has agreed to join forces with other South Island councils to help save money and pursue joint projects.
The Central Otago District Council will undertake a full review of its district plan during the next seven years.
Should Central Otago's community boards be axed or retained?
An easement over part of a proposed cycle and walking trail that will loop through and around Bannockburn may be granted as part of a "contra deal" involving the Central Otago District Council.