People in Dunedin on Wednesday may well have heard and seen the White Ribbon Riders coming to town.
The motorcyclists are touring the country of educating young boys and men on how to address the issue of men's violence towards women.
Their trek took them to Alexandra on Monday, where they shared their message to a receptive audience at the local primary school.
Clay target shooting and an egg race were among crew highlights, as filming of an upcoming television show landed in Roxburgh on Wednesday.
The filming of Adventure Allstars, is hosted by New Zealand television presenter Erin Simpson, and is making its way through the South Island this week.
The issue of pest control is a high priority for Alexandra farmer Gary Kelliher, as he begins his third term on the Otago Regional Council.
He says rabbit populations are causing concern across Central Otago, and the ORC needs to be open to new solutions.
Volunteers were busy digging in the dirt during The Salvation Army Alexandra Corps annual planting day at the weekend.
A wide range of vegetables including carrots, potatoes, corn and were planted tomatoes, and will eventually be made available to families in the wider community.
A southern knife maker is becoming world famous for the knives he's creating in a humble Omakau shed.
Peter Lorimer has been making knives for about a decade, and several top New Zealand chefs are using his tools for their trade.
Central Otago has joined the billon dollar space economy after a state-of-the art space radar was unveiled this week.
Californian company LeoLabs has built a radar on a Maniototo farm near Naseby, which has the ability to track space debris as small as two centimetres
A colourful upright piano is now available for members of the public to play outside a Cromwell pharmacy - during office hours.
The idea came about when Jackie Hamilton, who works at the pharmacy, was travelling overseas and saw how popular pianos in public spaces were.
A series of workshops offered by the Cromwell Youth Trust, is aiming to help pupils find more balance and reduce stress.
Four workshops have been designed to help young people cope with stress from exams, and other situations they may encounter in the future.
A new scooter track has enhanced Clyde Primary School's playground for the good of the pupils and wider community.
The 250 metre circuit aims to encourage more outdoor play and help pupils develop their skills on two wheels.