Wednesday 22nd May, 2019

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.


Wednesday 22nd May, 2019

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.


Tuesday 21st May, 2019

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.


Wednesday 15th May, 2019

A British-born musician is hoping to set the tempo of musical education in Central Otago.

Following a professional career in the UK, and on cruise ships, Chaz McLeod is now marching to a different drum, and is in perfect 4/4 time with his southern home.


Friday 10th May, 2019

Ranfurly man Michael Johnston has made a discovery of international significance.

He's put the Maniototo into the record books, by finding a series of fossilised moa footprints, millions of years old.


Monday 06th May, 2019

This year marks 90 years since the completion of a railway link between Adelade and Alice Springs.

In more recent times the railway line has been extended to Darwin, creating a premier tourist train ride across Australia.

ODT Central Otago reporter Pam Jones took the chance to explore the outback from the luxury of Australia's Ghan train.


Wednesday 01st May, 2019

Omakau and Districts Playcentre has finally returned to Ophir.

For the past six months the playcentre has been based at the Poolburn Hall while its Swindon Street premises was renovated and extended.


Tuesday 09th April, 2019

Alexandra welcomed schools from across the region last weekend, at the Uru-uru-whenua Schools Kapa Haka Festival.

The event was co-ordinated by the Central-Otago Rural-Education-Activities Programme.


Thursday 28th March, 2019

Wanaka will soon have a new space to enjoy as the Upper Clutha Community House in McDougall St begins to take shape.

Although the establishment manager believes there's still a lot of work to be done over winter.


Monday 18th March, 2019

Although the competition was fierce, spirits remained high at the Peter Lyon Shearing reunion over the weekend.

The event in Alexandra saw dozens of shearers, as well as two former All Blacks celebrate the success of the longstanding shearing firm.