The Central Otago Racing Club has vowed to keep fighting hard, to keep its annual Omakau thoroughbred racing.
The club is one of those earmarked for closure, following a report last year which recommends seven tracks in the South should no longer hold gallops race meetings.
Although participants out-numbered spectators, those who took part in the chaos still had a lot of fun.
Teams from pack-houses and orchards compete in an obstacle race and tug-of-war, while there are cherry slides and a cherry baking competition.
Packhouses and orchards fielded 26 teams of 6, with the Melrose Orchard team winning for the second time in a row.
The Remarkables Orchard team won the mixed team competition, while the Random team won the junior
section and the Berry Birds won the women's section.
It's a tale of intrigue and escape.
Two plucky chickens making a run for it in Clyde, calling in at the petrol station and popping into the pub.
Their escape has made them an internet sensation and the jokes on Facebook keep coming.
Several Alexandra gym goers have been put through their paces during a military-style workout session observed by two United States navy officers.
The pair have touched down in Central Otago for an adventure run which begins on Friday.
Alexandra's Salvation Army Family Store says it's being swamped by donations which aren't fit to pass on to a good home.
The stained and ripped clothing arriving at their Tarbert Street store is having to be dumped - a process that costs the organisation a lot of money, time and energy.
Central Otago has raised its glass to a one and a half million dollar investment in Cromwell's polytechnic, and there's more good news on the way.
No sooner had the new trades and craft brewery building at Central Campus been officially opened, plans for further expansion were also announced.
Flooding from a culvert in the Teviot Valley after last week's stormy weather is once again proving frustrating for a local golf club.
For the second year in a row, flooding has caused huge damage to the Roxburgh golf course, leaving the club almost broke.
Simon Henderson reports from Roxburgh.
Riders have embarked on the third stage of the Pioneer mountain bike race around Central Otago.
The event has shifted to Alexandra after stages at Coronet Peak and Queenstown, with organisers singing of the praises of Molyneux Park.
The Dunedin City Council is asking residents in the city to avoid using showers, dishwashers and washing machines to ease pressure on the city's wastewater network, as the predicted deluge takes hold.
City services general manager Sandy Graham says the Emergency Management bunker has been activated, but an emergency hasn't yet been declared.