Monday 10th February, 2020

The weather gods smiled on festival-goers at this year's craft beer festival in Alexandra on Saturday.

The worst of the wet weather had passed by the time the festival started with sunshine greeting the hundreds who turned up to enjoy a day out.

Wednesday 05th February, 2020

Campers visiting the Queenstown Lakes are being helped with learning the rules, thanks to the region's Responsible Camping Ambassadors.

The ambassadors say the majority of tourists appreciate being warned about things such as which areas are out of bounds for camping.

Monday 03rd February, 2020

Black leather, rumbling engines and plenty of chrome came together on a field in Galloway near Alexandra, over the weekend.

This year's Bronz Otago Vincent County Rally saw about 800 people brought together by a mutual love of big-engined motorcycles.

Wednesday 29th January, 2020

The Central Otago Pony Club is to spend about $120,000 rebuilding its cross country course in time for the nationals in April.

The championships come to Cromwell every 14 years, and are set to bring over a hundred riders from across the country to compete in various disciplines.

Wednesday 22nd January, 2020

Mystery surrounds the source of a water leak coming from an area of the Roxburgh Gorge Trail a rate of 4 litres per minute.

The water is running down a bank, above the track, off Old Bridge Rd, in Alexandra.

Central Otago Clutha Trails co-director Barrie Wills says the water has been running above and alongside the track since last July.
It is not known exactly where it is coming from.

The Central Otago District Council arranged contractors to check the pipes on Old Bridge Rd and O'Neill Cr for leaks.

Monday 20th January, 2020

He may be one of the 'young bucks' within his car club, but Cromwell’s Leigh Jackson adores the old school charm of hotrods.

It’s a love which is proving contagious as his 1967 Ford Galaxie 500XL Fastback Coupe was voted People’s Choice at the annual Cromwell Classic Car and Hotrod Festival on Saturday.

Wednesday 15th January, 2020

Roxburgh's main street will soon have an additional splash of colour, as work begins on a new mural.

Street artists Hayley King and Ross Liew started sketching out some of the mural this weekend, set to cover the former Magnet Tearooms.

Monday 13th January, 2020

People flocked from far and wide to check out the latest offerings at this year's St Bathans Village Fete.

The popular event, which began 16 years ago, is hosted annually by the Cambrians-St Bathans Rural Women.

Monday 13th January, 2020

Christmas has come twice for young rodeo fan Jenna Jowett.

The three year old is over the moon having received a pair of custom-designed leather chaps similar to a pair made for rodeo champion Sam Church.

Monday 13th January, 2020

An Otago Regional Councillor and Alexandra farmer says irrigation schemes can help rural firefighters in times of need.

Gary Kelliher says if fire hose fittings are added to irrigation pipes in remote areas, it could save lives.