Romantic interludes are all very well.
But a series of avian encounters has forced scientists at Lauder's NIWA station to employ their 'number eight wire' kiwi ingenuity to stop birds having inappropriate relations on their rooftop equipment.
As temperatures drop and winter starts to bite, several Otago Daily Times reporters received some winter driving training near Cardrona recently.
Along with learning driving techniques on snowy terrain at the Cardrona Valley, the reporters also took a class on how to apply snow chains to a vehicle.
Dog owners at a Cromwell-based company have been unable to spend as much time with their pets as they like.
But now the Central Otago wine-making company VinPro Limited, is encouraging workers to take their dogs to work.
The battle with rabbits in the regions is adding a unique series of hazards to a Central Otago golf course.
Numerous rabbit holes and scatterings of rabbit droppings throughout the Roxburgh Golf Club course have been causing havoc for the club.
Hundreds of motorcyclists blazed a trail to a campsite at Central Otago's Ida Valley over the weekend.
Although the conditions overnight Saturday were described as freezing, the weather for the 39th Brass Monkey Rally was an improvement on last year's almost Antartic conditions.
The next chapter in Central Otago’s multimillion-dollar cycle trail development has been officially signed off in Cromwell.
Construction of the Lake Dunstan Cycle Trail is scheduled to begin this week, commencing with a sod-turning ceremony overlooking Lake Dunstan.
A humble reminder of the gold rush is being preserved for future generations.
Mrs Heron's Cottage, on the west bank of Lake Roxburgh is the the sole survivor of the former Fourteen-Mile Beach mining community - a hive of activity in the early years of goldmining.
People in Alexandra were given the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill at a recent Give it A Go Day.
The day-long event featured groups affiliated with Arts and Crafts Alexandra, including the town's spinners and weavers and patchwork groups, among many others.
Speaking of cats, a project to reduce Alexandra's street cat population is gaining traction, prompting a need for more foster and forever homes.
The concept, lead by Central Otago Animal Networkers, has rescued about 30 cats and kittens since Christmas, and organisers say it's only the tip of the iceberg.
A former World War 2 ammunition bunker near Alexandra has been converted into a house.
While the building was never designed to be lived in, its conversion to a home is the result of one man's vision and drive, as well as months of hard work.