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Central Otago vineyard owner "nose" building was meant to be

Crossing the Cromwell bridge en route to Tarras.

Highlands Motorsport Park's former restaurant, The Nose, is now sitting on a high perch at Tarras Vineyards, in Central Otago.

Central Lakes Trust community support threatened

Central Otago mayor Tony Lepper.

Central Lakes Trust's ability to support communities is under threat with proposed electricity reforms.

Commonwealth Games beckons for Cromwell-based squash referee

Cromwell-based squash referee Jackie Hamilton has the Commonwealth Games in her sights and has been working her way up ...

Cromwell squash stalwart Jackie Hamilton is on a Commonwealth Games journey - and she has it in her sights.

Marimba and percussion duo to perform

Jeremy Fitzsimons and Yoshiko Tsuruta are touring New Zealand.

 

Past and present brought together at 60th Alexandra Blossom Festival

Alexandra Blossom Festival 2016 queen Caitlin Turfus, representing the Men's Shed, and Karen Peterson, who was the first ...

A retired fire fighter is not called the "float guru" for nothing.

Fireworks and fairground rides start the Blossom Festival party

Mark Sturgeon, of Sturgeon's Amusements with employee Natalie Ravenswood. The family-owned business is among dozens of ...

Fireworks and fairground rides get the party started as Alexandra celebrates its 60th blossom festival.

Government "pulling plug" on small power stations

One the country's oldest generators, Roaring Meg, in Central Otago, is at risk of closing if the Electricity Authority's ...

Proposed electricity reforms will cause power costs to go up and local power stations to shut, industry players say.

Central Lakes Trust's proposed changes "undemocratic"

Peter Mead.

A former chairman of the Central Lakes Trust is "appalled" at proposed changes.

Senior Queen crowning kicks off 60th Alexandra Blossom Festival

2016 Alexandra Blossom Festival Senior Queen runner-up Maureen Davies, representing Keep Alexandra and Clyde Beautiful, ...

When Elizabeth Duggan turned 80 she had the senior queen crown in her sights.

Election 'disappearing off the radar'

Michael Laws is standing for a seat on the Otago Regional Council. He lives in Cromwell with his three children Zoe, 9, ...

 

Teviot tartan tales from 100 years ago

Bridget Gunn, 5, of Roxburgh, with her great, great, great, great grandfather's kilt and sporran that she took to school ...

If tartan could talk, Bridget's great, great, great, great grandfather's would spin a great yarn.

Rugby player dies after quad bike fall

Otago Country rugby player Andrew Grubb, 20, of Cromwell, died after falling off a quad bike on the early hours of ...

20-year-old Andrew Grubb died as a result of injuries sustained after falling off the bike in the early hours of Sunday on September 11.

Wallaby tracks discovered near Alexandra

Wallaby tracks have been discovered near Alexandra, in Central Otago.

Wallaby tracks have been discovered on a farm near Alexandra.

Search for feminine perfection resumes

Invercargill woman Georgina Galloway, centre, with her supporters Sam Faulks, left, and Mikaela Mason during the 2013 ...

Wanaka's annual search for womanly can-do perfection returns after a break.

Affordable housing "big" issue facing Cromwell

Central Otago mayoral candidates Tim Cadogan, Martin McPherson and incumbent mayor Tony Lepper at a Cromwell Business ...

Affordable housing and an inefficient residential land use around Cromwell are major issues for the town.

Central Otago mayoral candidates talk tourism over toast and tea

Central Otago mayoral candidates Tim Cadogan, Martin McPherson and incumbent mayor Tony Lepper at a Cromwell Business ...

Central Otago mayoral candidates talked tourism over toast at a business breakfast meeting in Cromwell.

Skiers inducted into college's hall of fame

Inia Logan, Sam Smoothy, Josh Smith and Ben Blanche were were recognised at a Hall of Fame celebration at Cromwell ...

Two high-achieving skiers have been inducted into Cromwell College's Hall of Fame.

TheatreFest hits Invercargill

The 'Elmwood Players' of Christchurch rehearse ahead of their performance in the TheatreFest National finals in ...

The best of Kiwi theatre is being celebrated in Invercargill this weekend as the city plays host to the National Finals of TheatreFest.

Central Otago educators join fight against global funding proposal

About 400 Central Otago early learning, primary and secondary school teachers met for a union meeting at Dunstan High ...

Educators across the country warn the government's bulk funding proposal comes with "massive risks".

Friday a 'bluebird' day to ski

WANAKA, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 18: Byron Raubenheimer of New Zealand competes in the Snowboard Cross Adaptive Standing Men ...

To ski or not to ski? Here's your snow report for Friday.

Review: Frankie Valli

Frankie Valli Tribute

Although I am an 80's kid, I have always had a very soft spot for music of the 60's and 70's, and adore many of the musical stylings of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons so I jumped at the chance to review Oh What a Night! A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Literary stalwarts provide inspiration for Bannockburn event

Owen Marshall.

Author Owen Marshall, poet Brian Turner and non-fiction writer Mary Hobbs are the literary inspiration for a popular Central Otago event.

New Liz Breslin comedy explores baby blues

Wanaka writer Liz Breslin is presenting her third play, Losing Faith.

Actors stuff their jumpers to experience pregnancy.

Police back-down a "victory for common sense" | Tony Lepper

The Omakau races will be celebrating its 52nd race meeting on January 2017.

Police withdrawing their opposition to a liquor licence for the Omakau Trots is a "victory for common sense".

Country singer pushes boundaries

Jody Direen's make up is touched up during a music video shoot.

Behind every songstress stands a team of sensational stylists.

Awarua Radio Station book launched

Author Alex Glennie released his book A Scrapbook of History ... Awarua Radio ZLB on Saturday afternoon at the Awarua ...

 At 66-years-old, Alex Glennie has never been able to get the Awarua Radio Station out of his system.

New plan to tackle Lake Dunstan's lagarosiphon weed problem

An up-close look at the noxious weed lagarosiphon.

A new 10-year approach is in place to manage lagarosiphon weed at Lake Dunstan in Central Otago.

Art of Vanuatu school

070916 MIR News: NZ Epi Island Incentive trustee Michelle Page and Arrowtown artist Janelle Aston came back from five ...

Vanuatu student carvings to exhibit in Arrowtown, raising money for school art supplies.

Southlanders and their sheds

Southland Boy's High Students Jed Mitchell, 17, Bryce Earwaker, 14 and Lewis Telter, 11, check out one of the shed ...

They come in all shapes and sizes, and can be found in most backyards - a shed.

Postmodern Jukebox Review

Postmodern Jukebox are playing a seven-city tour in New Zealand.

Postmodern Jukebox play the songs you know and love like you've never heard them before.

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