Thursday 19th September, 2019

A combination of demolition and destruction, rugby and racing are making for an exciting project for a group of Cromwell College pupils.

They're working with former rugby league sportsman and sprintcar racer Whetu Taewa to create a demolition derby car.


Wednesday 18th September, 2019

Pioneer Energy's new multimillion-dollar hydro-power scheme near Alexandra has been touted as 'an immense achievement' for the Central Otago region.

The energy company unveiled the long-awaited scheme - from intake weir and pipeline, to transformer and powerhouse - to onlookers recently.


Wednesday 11th September, 2019

People of all ages lined St Bathans rugby field, for the annual Wooden Cup match between Becks and St Bathans on Saturday.

It could have been anyone's match until the final quarter but a late try gave Becks the margin it needed, for a healthy 34-19 win.


Thursday 05th September, 2019

The youth of Upper Clutha had plenty to showcase when the district's second annual youth exhibition was held recently.

The Mount Aspiring College pupils showed off young enterprise schemes as well as creative skills and photography and video-making.


Tuesday 03rd September, 2019

Holly Thompson's curling season ended with a measure of success, when she and partner Anton Hood reached the quarterfinals of the mixed curling competition at this year's Winter Games.

It was the final tournament for the 21-year-old before she slips back into study mode for the remainder of 2019.


Tuesday 03rd September, 2019

A beekeeper in Central Otago has installed high-tech monitoring equipment in six of his hives to see which hives work hardest.

He is planning to use the gathered data for choosing the best queens to breed from, ultimately improving work efficiency and pollination rates.


Wednesday 28th August, 2019

Young riders put plenty of new skills to the test after taking part in the annual Central Otago Pony Club camp recently.

The two-day event attracted 60 riders from five branches of the Central Otago Pony Club, venturing from as far away as Hawea/Wanaka and Wakatipu for the occasion.


Tuesday 27th August, 2019

Well-oiled vintage vehicles rolled into Cromwell on Sunday, providing the centre piece to a Daffodil Day fundraiser.

The event was hosted by the Central Otago Vintage Car Club, who welcomed members of car clubs from around Central Otago.


Thursday 22nd August, 2019

Flax is being transformed into beautiful household objects by an entrepreneurial couple living in Wanaka.

The start-up business Revology is hoping to revive New Zealand's flax milling industry and create items normally made from carbon fibre or fibreglass.


Wednesday 21st August, 2019

Dog faeces have been causing a stink at St Gerard's School in Alexandra.

Small plastic bags filled with dog mess, are being flung into the school play area on a daily basis.