Queenstown's lake front was a scene of carnival and carnage as near-nude men and women fell over one another and rafts lost crew.
An off-duty police officer helped nab three Invercargill men sitting in a parked car full of spoils from an alleged burglary.
A rural area on the outskirts of Queenstown could see up to 2800 homes be developed to cope with growth.
An error meant 42 ratepayer voters were incorrectly omitted from the electoral roll for the Otago Regional Council by-election.
It's hard to find a 'middle-aged man' to take the stage in Alexandra, but Blake Luff says times are changing.
Five more brown trout were found in Mill Creek on Wednesday, bringing the total of dead fish to 30.
A pollutant may be responsible for the death of seven more brown trout in a spawning stream near Arrowtown.
A dryer left on after closing caused a fire at an Alexandra beauty salon early Monday morning.
Hundreds of paper lanterns will be released into Cromwell's night sky as part a new winter event.
A pollutant likely killed brown trout in a spawning stream for Lake Hayes - the Queenstown Lake District's "most polluted lake".
A new learning hub at Cromwell Primary means kids can be moved back into classrooms after being taught in corridors due to classroom shortages.
Central Otago District Council questions rigour of Otago Regional Council report.
Maniototo hospital bosses have been told to "crack on" with building a new facility.
Central Otago's approach to heritage is not "fit for purpose" , the Central Otago Heritage Trust chairman says.
Central Otago designers dominated category wins at the WoolOn Creative Fashion Event in Alexandra.
The public need 'robust data' to make understand the impact of proposed water changes in Central Otago.
Record-level activity in Queenstown-Lakes' construction industry has netted $158m in resource consents over the past year.
Roll spikes are not set to ease around Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago.
Containment, suppression and eradication - the action-plan to tackle lagarosiphon in Otago.
A Central Otago dam could solve a battle for water in the Manuherikia River.
The ORC's proposed investment in the Queenstown Lakes District is "inadequate", mayor Jim Boult says.
The dairy industry is not just about "blokes and gumboots" and women are making their voices heard.
A $178m funding boost is welcome, but a tourist levy is the only way to fix the infrastructure problem long-term.
If the moon stopped orbiting the Earth, how long would it take for them to collide?
The Otago Regional Council chief executive says fostering cultural change within the organisation has been a priority for him.
Gary Kelliher has spent the past seven months assessing the ORC from the sideline. And he is concerned.
Highlands Motorsport Park general manager Mike Sentch has left racing to return to his landscaping roots
Four Otago Regional Council employees were paid out $180,500 last year for personal grievance claims.
Cromwell winemaker Debra Cruickshank is trying to keep up with demand for her new duck shooters' port.
A Cromwell-based summer wine and food event has failed in a bid to gain community board and industry support.