Central Otago News
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- Ceremony as final tile laid in lakefront pathway
A beloved Wānaka landmark made its official return to the lakefront on Saturday, as the final tile for Te Ara Maumahara was laid in a public ceremony hosted by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
- What is debate for, if not changing minds?
Five public meetings were held about fluoride around Central Otago for communities to inform themselves on the dangers of fluoride being added to water systems.
- ‘Mamma Mia!’, here we go again!
Love, loss and love again — the Alexandra Musical Society’s (AMS) latest production has it all.
- Electrical upgrade for park
Contractors have been working at Pioneer Park to upgrade the electrical system before the Alexandra Blossom Festival next week.
- Awards nod for Otago cycle trails group
Collaboration is riding towards reward for cycle trails in Otago.
- ‘Revenge team’ secure place at national tourney
Dunstan High School’s boys’ basketball team will join 11 other top teams from around New Zealand at this month’s secondary school national tournament, after qualifying earlier this month.
- Candidates air views at meetings
Candidates for next month’s general elections fronted up to meetings in Central Otago last week.
- Group’s actions criticised
The chairman of the Teviot Valley Community Board has lamented the recent actions of a minority group — and fellow board member — in the valley as ‘‘a complete waste’’ of his time.
- Groups vie for community funding
Competing needs for finite funds caused some angst at the Vincent Community Board meeting last week.
- Pupil hopes to inspire with new book
A Cromwell College pupil and businesswoman is hoping her book can inspire young girls to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) fields.
- Changing lives and landscapes
As the pumped hydro project at Lake Onslow is investigated, Dunedin artist Matthew Galloway takes a look at the last big hydro project that changed Central Otago forever. He tells Rebecca Fox about his examination of the history and legacy of the Clyde Dam....
- Living with the good and bad of social media
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,...
- End of an era draws near for ‘thesyndicate’
Their families have headed for the hills every summer since 1897. As a chapter of New Zealand’s rich pastoral history moves nearer to a close, Sally Rae talks to Maniototo farmers about why the Mt Ida Syndicate has been so special to them....
- Roxburgh man convicted of poaching ‘just doesn’t care’ — judge
Two Roxburgh men have been sentenced to community detention after they were caught red-handed while hunting unlawfully near Lawrence....
- MINI MAXIMUM
It sounded like a cracking adventure, and it was. Illustrations editor Stephen Jaquiery joined a Mini rally to Haast, driving a former News Mini pickup, only to be saved by a raw egg....
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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....
- Plant medicine pioneer moves on
It’s ‘‘thyme’’ for a change for Sandra Clair....
- Woman jailed after stabbing friend
A CROMWELL woman has been jailed for a year for assaulting three people, including stabbing a friend with a broken bottle....