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  • Fun in the sun at festival

    The sun shone on a sea of smiles for the 65th Alexandra Blossom Festival at the weekend, with the Mardi Gras on Friday evening leading into a record-breaking Day in the Park on Saturday.

  • Meet Teviot Valley candidates

    Local body election voting finishes on October 8 and with local government facing several changes and challenges, The News is putting questions to council and community board candidates to help our readers gain insight into the people hoping to represent them. This week we continue with council and community board candidates in the Central Otago District Council’s Maniototo and Teviot Valley wards.

  • Reading to dogs helping kids

    Reading to canines is helping local children build confidence in their literacy skills.

  • Last week The News looked at candidates standing in the Cromwell Ward. Unfortunately, due to an error Central Otago District Council Cromwell Ward candidate Shane Norton was missed. His responses are below.

  • Last week’s edition of The News incorrectly named Cr Tamah Alley as Cr Tracy Paterson in a photograph from the Alexandra meet-the-candidates evening.


  • Tastes of region celebrated

    Now that spring has sprung and the grass is once again green, it’s time to celebrate Central Otago’s produce, people, beverages and fresh flavours with Eat. Taste.Central.

  • Official opening of new playground

    There is a new red bridge in town as Clyde’s newest playground opens.

  • Wineries keen for cellar door charge

    A Bill that would allow wineries to charge for visitors to cellar doors could be a huge shot in the arm for Central Otago wineries, industry representatives say.

  • New factory offers a local advantage

    Eighteen months ago, Wanaka Roofing opened a new, purpose-built production facility at 16 Enterprise Dr, Wanaka. We caught up with Glen Rudhall, the local branch manager, this week.

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    In a Netsafe report, findings showed one in four children (9-17 years old) said they had been bothered or upset by something that happened online, in the last year. This week in Behind the Facade, Aspen Bruce spoke with members of Mount Aspiring College’s Wellbeing Committee — Harry Gilbertson,...

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  • Plenty to do for visitors, locals this long weekend

    It’s Labour Weekend. Summer is just around the corner and the long weekend is a well-timed break to rest and prepare before the crazy season of Christmas hits us....

  • Return of Kawarau Arm to braided river ‘inevitable’

    The ‘‘inevitable’’ return of the Kawarau Arm of Lake Dunstan to a braided river is happening — like it or not....

  • Water supply costs Leanne Macdonald’s (CODC staff) response to our letter (March 17) acknowledged that the $6.92million council overrun for the Lake Dunstan Water Supply project is an additional substantial cost to be added beyond what was put to ratepayers as the 2021-2031 long term plan (LTP)....

  • ‘Train wreck of ignoring reality’

    Submissions closed a month ago. A summary of results has been produced but not made public, and it will be another month before the Otago Regional Council meets to begin discussions about which minimum flow option will be adopted for the Manuherikia River. Has the process been too slow? Incredibly ...

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  • Three Waters project triggers ire, criticism

    I’m sure many others will agree with me that this matter stinks! And it’s not our drinking water that I’m talking about....

  • Whether you are visiting or live in the region, Easter Weekend is the perfect time to explore all that Central Otago and Wanaka have to offer....

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