Builders failing to install multi-fuel fireplaces to New Zealand safety standards are responsible for a spate of fires around the Wakatipu basin, the fire service says.
Fears an invasive weed will establish itself in Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu are escalating as crops continue to spread in a river that drains the lake.
A $10m irrigation scheme near Alexandra, Central Otago, is going to deliver water to about 1800 hectares of barren land.
Crews have 1266 'at risk' power poles to fix around Central Otago, 417 of which have been completed.
Workers removing a tree at the Cromwell Cemetery accidentally dug up bones believed to be 100 years old.
Labour is promising $1m to help rebuild a rural Central Otago hospital.
A Felton Road viticulturist will be the first woman to compete in the national industry final since 2011.
A family's feline who has been roughing it with a mob of homeless moggies has returned home after a year.
Sixty years ago the Alexandra Blossom Festival was formed to build the town a swimming pool, now it has its sights set on an amphitheatre
It's a success rate any school could be proud of as dancers at Gore school pass with honours.
Being invited to be a member of Pipes and Drums of City of Christchurch Pipe Band has taken Lawrence McKerchar of Lumsden around the world.
Central Otago BMX riders Charlie Leyser, 7 and Holly Oldham, 14, are competing at the world championships.
A hidden surveillance camera has been set up in Cromwell to catch people dumping sewage without authority.
An emotional plea from the mayor to stop a rent increase to elderly people living in council units failed.
Libraries, corridors and reading resource rooms have been converted into classrooms at a Cromwell school. That is set to change.
The Cromwell Transfer Station is closed after a man was injured when he was hit by a truck and fell into a pit.
Plans to "thoughtlessly carve up" rural land on the outskirts of Queenstown for a large-scale urban development should not be fast-tracked.
I was contacted last month by Dawn Sutherland of Oamaru's Victorian Wardrobe, which hires replica Victorian costumes on behalf of the Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust.
A man has suffered serious injuries after he was hit by a truck and fell into a pit at a Cromwell transfer station
Water allocation in a river famed for being one of the first sites where gold was discovered in Otago is under scrutiny.
Scene of unseasonal jollity unfolds on Queenstown's lakefront as near-nude men and women fall over one another and rafts lose 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".