Friday 18th October, 2019

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.


Friday 18th October, 2019

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


Wednesday 16th October, 2019

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.


Tuesday 08th October, 2019

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.


Wednesday 02nd October, 2019

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.


Monday 30th September, 2019

Great weather made for a blooming successful Alexandra Blossom Festival at the weekend.

A crowd of more than 8,000 reveled in the festive atmosphere of the 63rd edition to the annual event on Saturday, as temperatures reached about 20 degrees.


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.