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Topp Twins coming south for Wanaka show

The Topp Twins, Lynda and Jools, will perform at the 80th Wanaka A&P Show on March 10-11.

Lynda and Jools Topp will help Wanaka celebrate its 80th agricultural and pastoral show show in March 2017.

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.

Otago vineyards' new spray-drift tool

Recent damage from an agrichemical spray drift incident in Central Otago.

Central Otago winegrowers hope to prevent multi-million damage to vineyards from agrichemical spray drift.

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.

Arrowsmith at home finalising second album

Singer and songwriter Holly Arrowsmith is happy to be back in the mountains, in Queenstown.

Queenstown's own tiny folk queen with the powerhouse voice is finalising her second album.

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.

Dressing up Winton

SDC Community Services librarian Raewyn Patton with some of the round artworks on show at the Winton library as part of ...

This Sunday Winton Public Library staff are encouraging people to celebrate Winton Open Day with an event themed "a round Winton."

'Hilarious' show a success

Elvis well and truly took to the stage in That's Life.

That's Life

Don't rain on my parade - but it did video

Santa thrills the crowd at the Southland Santa Parade.

The day started out with such promise and then it rained on the parade.

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.

Finding light in interesting places

Smokin' Dog lights owner Hunter Chisholm has opened a shop on Elles Rd in South Invercargill.

No materials were off limits not event the toilet roll holder.

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.

Wanaka company wins with flax chair design

Wanaka husband and wife Alex Guichard and Monique Kelly have won three awards for their prototype, flax bio-composite, ...

Entrepreneurs Alex Guichard and Monique Kelly chose Wanaka's business hub over busy city life in France because it fitted with their dna. Now, their innovative flax chair has won three awards in four months.

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.

Dusky Sound on show

Southland Museum and Art Gallery visual arts curator Ari Edgecombe with "A Feathered Family" by Ginney Deavoll, which ...

It's Dusky Sound as you've never seen it before.

Hot food and happy faces

Hannah Surendran, 6, enjoys dinner at the South Alive Night Food Market on Friday

First South Alive Night Food Market attracts crowd

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.

Did you see a film crew around Southland?

People work on the set of the Southland-based short dark fantasy film, Cargast, at Sandy Point.

 

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.

Where the heartland is

Man in a landscape: Journalist Mike Crean is photographed in 2014 on the road between Fairlie and Tekapo.

Mike Crean has been to every settlement in the South Island, and written about nearly all of them.

Gore theatre livestreams concert

SBS St James Theatre manager Peter Cairns.

The SBS St James theatre in Gore is enlisting the help of two countries to get its next show onto the big screen.

Undeniably older - not necessarily wiser

John Lennon.

I was 16 and there was nothing I did not know.

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