In The South

Cycle trail gets financial backing

Trails Trust patron Sir Eion Edgar, Daphne Hull of the Otago Central Rail Trail Trust, Prime Minister John Key and ...

A $26.3 million project to connect Central Otago's trail network and create 500 kilometres of continuous trail network will be a "game changer" for the region

National treasure discovered under Cromwell Museum stairwell

Cromwell Museum director Edith McKay and Dr Leslie Wong with a film crew at the museum. Dr Wong performed a blessing on ...

A national treasure has been discovered under the stairwell of the Cromwell Museum. Jo McKenzie-McLean reports.

Lessons to be learned in near-drowning rescuer says

A young girl who nearly drowned at the Cromwell Swim Centre on Wednesday has been discharged from Dunedin Hospital.

Lessons should be learned from a near-drowning at the Cromwell Swim Centre.

Cromwell RSA men treated like "All Blacks" at special Anzac Service

Cromwell RSA president John Morton, John McSkimming and Bill Eady at an Anzac Day service held on May 6 at Cromwell ...

Cromwell pupils made three Returned Services Association members feel like "All Blacks" at a special Anzac service.

Central Otago growth "phenomenal"

Stonefruit growing which is classified in the agriculture sector, achieved 25.5 per cent GDP growth in Central Otago for ...

Employment and gross domestic product growth for Central Otago for the year to March 2015 has been "phenomenal".

Central Otago rower selected for New Zealand U21 rowing team

Macaela Turfus, 17, of Poolburn in Central Otago, competing at the South Island championships in February at Twizel.

Teenage rower Macaela Turfus, of Central Otago, ​has made the New Zealand Under-21 team in the lightweight double sculls.

Alexandra vineyard rookies complete first harvest

Grey Ridge vineyard owners Paul and Sue Keast on the first day of harvest at the Alexandra vineyard they purchased in 2015.

Five months ago, Paul and Sue Keast moved from the African jungle to buy a vineyard in Central Otago. Jo McKenzie-McLean caught up with them for their first harvest.

Bannockburn Anzac Day service focuses on future

The Anzac Day service at the Cenotaph at Bannockburn, Central Otago. Sgt Rory Lorimer, of the Linton Military Camp, was ...

In a changing world the New Zealand Defence Force must adapt or risk becoming irrelevant, Sgt Rory Lorimer of the Linton Military Camp says.

Computer glitch for $4.2m supercar video

Tony Quinn's NZ$4.2m Aston Martin Vulcan comes into pit lane during its unveiling runs at Highlands Motorsport Complex ...

This $4.2m feat of engineering was being unveiled in Cromwell. But it had a problem.

Central Otago Winegrowers' Association releases new-look wine map

Natalie Wilson from the Central Otago Winegrowers' Association, right, talks Helen Scholes from the Cromwell i-SITE ...

After a year in the planning the Central Otago Winegrowers' Association is pleased to announce the launch of their new look Central Otago Wine Map.

Central Otago irrigation champion recognised for achievements

Central Otago's Tony Banks has been awarded the Ron Cocks Memorial Award at IrrigationNZ's conference in Oamaru for his ...

Tony Banks has been recognised as an outstanding leader in delivering benefits to water in Central Otago.

Living with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome

Barnardos Early Learning Centre in Cromwell is supporting one of their children - Braylin Tickle - who suffers from ...

Two-year-old Braylin Tickle is one of four sufferers of Beckwith Wiedemann - an overgrowth syndrome - in the South Island.

Teviot community rallies behind Roxburgh publicans to help grandson

Hunter Moore, 20 months, in hospital with his grandparents Garry and Piki Moore, publicans of the Grand Tavern in Roxburgh.

The Teviot Valley community is rallying behind publicans Garry and Piki Moore whose grandson Hunter is battling a congenital heart disease.

Craig Allott saves best for last

From left: Neil Chilton, Arun O'Connor, Shannon Cooper-Garland and Michelle Lange rehearse for Simply the Best.

Simply The Best rehearsals are fizzing with energy ahead of the greatest-hits spectacular at the Civic Theatre on April 15.

Helen Henderson to perform in Invercargill

Helen Henderson in London, 1978.

Sultry songstress Helen Henderson will make a rare performance in her hometown of Invercargill next week.

Teviot Tartan Time changes venue to cater for crowd

A model wearing Fran Radley's "Diamond in the rough" at the Teviot Tartan Time in 2014.

The Teviot Valley Wearable Tartan Art Awards has proved so popular organisers have changed the venue to cater for demand.

Easter Bunny helps Highlands Motorsport Park kick off birthday celebrations

Maddi Elstob, 7, of Cromwell and Ben Griffiths, 8, of Cromwell were among hundreds of children who turned up for a free ...

There is only one place in the world the Easter Bunny would turn up to deliver eggs in a McLaren - at Highlands Motorsport Park.

Wanaka retailers flout Easter trading laws

Shoppers were out and about in Wanaka this weekend despite restrictions on retailers at Easter.

It was business as usual for many Wanaka retailers who defied Easter trading laws and opened their doors to shoppers on Easter Sunday.

Southlanders dominate in Central Otago's Great Easter Bunny Hunt

Aidan Wilson, of Wallacetown, who is the captain of team Overkill. The Southland team is a regular competitor in the ...

Shooters cleared Central Otago hills of more than 10,000 rabbits in the Alexandra Lions Club's Great Easter Bunny Hunt at the weekend.

Police swoop on Central Otago

The Armed Offenders Squad was called to a Central Otago address after shots were fired.

Armed police were called to property after shot were fired during a dispute.

Northburn 100 Miler winner breaks record

Charlie Sharpe, 27, of the United Kingdom, has broken the Northburn 100-Mile record, winning the 2016 event with a time ...

The winner of the Northburn 100-mile adventure race broke a record despite being blown over a fence, and taking a wrong turn.

Central Otago grape harvest kicks off early

The first Pinot Noir grapes picked from Burn Cottage Vineyard for 2016.

 The 2016 grape harvest has begun across some Central Otago vineyards.

How Emilia Wickstead conquered fashion

Emilia Wickstead engages with an audience of fashion fans at iD Dunedin Fashion Week 2016.

She's only 32, but this NZ-born designer to the stars is already one of the most sought-after names in the business.

Otago Polytechnic buys Bannockburn land to build learning hub

Otago Polytechnic Central Campus staff and students at the Bannockburn site which the institution has purchased off ...

Otago Polytechnic plans to create a "hub of learning" in Central Otago, consolidating its three sites into one block at Bannockburn.

Home to a gold stash? video

Home to a hidden stash of stolen gold? The high country hideout where a pioneer-era robber fled with bags of bullion has ...

 A high country Central Otago sheep farm linked to NZ's biggest gold bullion heist is for sale.

Cromwell students help Olympic culinary team cook at NZ Golf Open

Otago Polytechnic student Lakhbir Dhaliwal assists Darren Wright, a member of the NZCHEFS Fonterra Olympic Squad, make ...

A group of Cromwell students had their skills tested by the New Zealand culinary olympics team who were providing meals at the NZ Golf Open in Queenstown.

Cromwell golfer chosen for NZ junior team to compete in Australia

Cromwell golfer Inia Logan, 17, who has been chosen to play for the New Zealand boys' junior team in Tasmania for the ...

Cromwell's rising golfing star Inia Logan has been chosen to play for New Zealand in a trans-Tasman tournament in April.

New produce market for Alexandra shoppers

Adrienne Lamb has launched a new Friday Food and Produce Market in Alexandra.

A former Southlander has started a new foodie market in Alexandra to bring local produce to Central Otago tables.

Cromwell school zones overhaul proposed

New enrolment scheme boundaries are proposed that would bring both the Bannockburn and Pisa Moorings areas into the ...

Growth in Cromwell has sparked a Ministry of Education review of the zoning boundaries for the town's two primary schools.

Affordable housing developers encouraged to build in Central Otago

An architectural design showing "the fire pit" within a new multi-lot development, including 400 beds for seasonal ...

Affordable housing for families in Central Otago is to the be the next hot topic around the council table.

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