In The South

Historic Central Otago fashion collection's future discussed

A model wears an item of the Eden Hore Fashion Collection.

The future of the Eden Hore Collection will be discussed at the Central Otago District Council's final meeting for the year.

Community board votes against tendering memorial hall redevelopment

Cromwell Community Board Chairman and Central Otago Deputy Mayor Neil Gillespie.

The decision to accept no tender reflects the concerns of some board members about the design, scope and cost of the project, board chair says.

Industry buy-in needed to progress wine and food event in Cromwell

Cromwell and Districts Promotion Group chairwoman Janeen Wood.

The group pitching a proposal for a new wine and food event for Central Otago has been told to go back and get more industry buy-in.

Wooing Tree plans to develop a boutique 'vineyard village' in Cromwell

Wooing Tree directors Thea and Steve Farquharson and Jane and Geoff Bews

Central Otago's Wooing Tree Vineyard plans to develop a boutique residential and commercial space at its wine business in Cromwell.

Central Otago mayor breaks down barriers over coffee

Roger Auburn, of Cromwell, meets Mayor Tim Cadogan, at the Tin Goose for a "coffee and chat". The mayor introduced the ...

It's 7.30am and Central Otago mayor Tim Cadogan has started work.

Cromwell tradie has $6500 worth of tools stolen

Summerfields Estate in Cromwell.

A Cromwell bricklayer is warning other tradespeople to be vigilant securing equipment and property.

Maniototo high-achiever to meet Queen

Ashleigh Smith, 19, has been named New Zealand's Queen's Young Leader award winner for 2017.

Central Otago teen Ashleigh Smith will meet the Queen after winning NZ's Queen's Young Leader award.

Lake Snot poses 'a national problem' scientist warns

University of Otago freshwater scientist Dr Marc Schallenberg hopes to get funding for several Lake Snot research proposals.

Lake snot - there is no way to get rid of it, the job now is not to spread it, an Otago University scientist warns.

Councillors accused of 'jumping on horse, claiming to be jockey'

Otago regional councillors, from left, Bryan Scott, Graeme
Bell, Maggie Lawton, Doug Brown, Sam Neill, Stephen ...

A new lobby group formed within the ranks of the Otago Regional Council has some councillors shaking their heads.

Central Lakes Trust governance structure gets vote of support

The Central Lake Trust's Tertiary Education Scholarship fund has to date help 334 young people, to a total amount of ...

Five familiar faces are returning to sit on the board of the Central Lakes Trust.

A lucrative "chore" for Central Otago peony growers

Coral Sunset.

When the chores are not a chore – Tarras couple's blooms impress the world's most discerning customers.

Snow flurries, hail and rain hit Bannockburn Gutbuster riders

After three gruelling hours there was only one second in it for Tim Rush, first and Micheal Vink, second, in the Open ...

Wintry conditions greeted riders lined up in Garston, Northern Southland, for the Bannockburn Gutbuster race.

Dunstan Ward Otago regional councillors form 'Dunstan Lobby'

Otago Regional Councillor Michael Laws.

Three Otago regional councillors have formed a "Dunstan Lobby" to "combine effective action".

Bores or filter system explored as 'interim solution' to water woes

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is working on a masterplan for the water supply in Wanaka and Queenstown, ...

Queenstown's water supply could be sourced from bores in the future as an solution to algae problems.

Central Otago a 'regional hotspot'

Wanaka appeals increasingly to New Zealanders as a more low-key and less expensive alternative than Queenstown to live ...

Central Otago is the seventh top growth area in New Zealand, according to an Infometrics economic report.

'Prepare to be surprised'

Chief of the Emergency Department at Hospital Le Coudray, Chartres, Dr Eric Revue.

 A doctor who coordinated an emergency response during the Paris terrorist attacks warns there will be more attacks to come.

Women hand themselves in after alleged racist incident in Queenstown

Fergbaker in Shotover St, Queenstown.

Two women allegedly involved in a racist row in Queenstown have handed themselves into police.

Girl power on and off the track

Brooke Helms, 16, of Cromwell, built her speedway car – a two-litre SR20DE Nissan Primera.

When 16-year-old Brooke Helms first heard the sound of her car's engine running, she burst into tears.

Steroid use on the rise in NZ

Dr Emma Lawrey was a keynote speaker at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine ...

In New Zealand gyms steroid use is on the rise and people are unaware of the associated health risk.

Australian doctor comes to the rescue during Queenstown Marathon

Emergency physician Domhnall Brannigan based in Hobart, Tasmania, who is attending an emergency medicine conference in ...

An Australian doctor came to the aid of a young man who collapsed during the Queenstown Marathon.

Easter Sunday trading supported in Central Otago

The Central Otago District Council and community support Easter Sunday trading.

To allow shops around Central Otago to trade on Easter Sunday is a "no-brainer".

A taste of the high life

Krug and Queenstown's Eichardt's have teamed up to redefine casual after work drinks with "Thank Krug It's 5 o'clock".

Jo McKenzie-McLean on spending 60 minutes dining like the rich and famous.

Clutha men on their bikes

The Bruce County Classic Cyclists on the road for the 22nd Heritage Bicycle Championship at Oamaru on Saturday, from ...

Clutha men about to take to their bikes.

Alexandra-based space science technology centre gets go-ahead

Central Otago mayor Tim Cadogan, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean, Greg Bodeker of Bodeker Scientific and Science and Innovation ...

First it was the gold rush, now it's rocket science.

Ranfurly great-grandmother turns 100

Bessie Pearson, of Ranfurly, who turned 100 on November 14, 2016, was "thrilled" to receive a birthday card from the Queen.

It is hard to believe Bessie Pearson is 100-years-old. In fact, she can hardly believe it herself.

Teacher uses martial arts to keep calm in the classroom

Jasmin Cuthbert, who completed her Aikido blackbelt, throws Giraldo Luna from the Dunedin Dojo during her grading.

Teacher Jasmine Cuthbert was not a sporty kid, and coupled with a back injury, achieving a black belt has made her proud.

Central Otago rocks reveal earth's secrets

Australian geologists Casey Blundell and Mitchell O'Mara are in Central Otago conducting field research into Otago rocks.

Central Otago ago rocks reveal how earth has developed through time and how it might continue to develop.

Couple turns dream into reality buying Central Otago holiday park

John, Shannan and Marise May - the new owners of Millers Flat Holiday Park.

A retired police officer and former banker have moved from Levin to Millers Flat to follow their dream of running a holiday park.

Swedish glassblowers add lustre to Central Otago arts scene

Reowned Swedish glass artist Marie Simberg-Hoglund is setting up a studio in Cromwell with her husband Ola Hoglund.

Reowned Swedish glass artists Marie Simberg-Hoglund and Ola Hoglund are setting up a studio in Cromwell.

Fire damages Maniototo Arts Centre

A fire broke out at South Pine in Nelson on Tuesday night.

A fire safety officer will investigate a fire that damaged the Maniototo Arts Centre in Ranfurly on Wednesday.

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