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.
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.
It is the time of year when the honey bees are swarming across the thyme-covered slopes of Central Otago.
Unfortunately, the bees are wasting their time, with beekeepers being paid around $4 a kilogram for thyme honey, when it costs around $6 a kilo to make.
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.