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.

Tuesday 26th November, 2019

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.

Wednesday 20th November, 2019

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.

Thursday 07th November, 2019

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.

Wednesday 30th October, 2019

The New Zealand Dog Agility Championships were held for the first time in Cromwell over Labour Weekend.

It was a busy day four days for competitors from across the country.

Wednesday 23rd October, 2019

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.

Wednesday 23rd October, 2019

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.