Wednesday 22nd January, 2020

Mystery surrounds the source of a water leak coming from an area of the Roxburgh Gorge Trail a rate of 4 litres per minute.

The water is running down a bank, above the track, off Old Bridge Rd, in Alexandra.

Central Otago Clutha Trails co-director Barrie Wills says the water has been running above and alongside the track since last July.
It is not known exactly where it is coming from.

The Central Otago District Council arranged contractors to check the pipes on Old Bridge Rd and O'Neill Cr for leaks.


Monday 20th January, 2020

He may be one of the 'young bucks' within his car club, but Cromwell’s Leigh Jackson adores the old school charm of hotrods.

It’s a love which is proving contagious as his 1967 Ford Galaxie 500XL Fastback Coupe was voted People’s Choice at the annual Cromwell Classic Car and Hotrod Festival on Saturday.


Wednesday 15th January, 2020

Roxburgh's main street will soon have an additional splash of colour, as work begins on a new mural.

Street artists Hayley King and Ross Liew started sketching out some of the mural this weekend, set to cover the former Magnet Tearooms.


Monday 13th January, 2020

People flocked from far and wide to check out the latest offerings at this year's St Bathans Village Fete.

The popular event, which began 16 years ago, is hosted annually by the Cambrians-St Bathans Rural Women.


Monday 13th January, 2020

Christmas has come twice for young rodeo fan Jenna Jowett.

The three year old is over the moon having received a pair of custom-designed leather chaps similar to a pair made for rodeo champion Sam Church.


Monday 13th January, 2020

An Otago Regional Councillor and Alexandra farmer says irrigation schemes can help rural firefighters in times of need.

Gary Kelliher says if fire hose fittings are added to irrigation pipes in remote areas, it could save lives.


Wednesday 11th December, 2019

A wanaka metalworker is able to transform the delicate puff of a dandelion head, into sturdy steel.

He says his 'trial and error' approach has taught him many techniques over the years.


Tuesday 10th December, 2019

Members of the Cromwell Menz Shed have been overwhelmed by the support they've received from the local community to establish a base to work from.

The group, which has about 50 members, is now based from two, 40ft shipping containers at the Cromwell Racecourse.


Wednesday 04th December, 2019

An exhibition at Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery is showcasing the talents of nine artists from across the region.

Early photography, bird carving and ceramics are all part of a group exhibition in Alexandra.


Thursday 28th November, 2019

The Clyde School Enviro Group visited a cycling business in Clyde this week to present a donation box.

They are hoping customers will pitch in to plant some native trees along the Central Otago Rail Trail.