Young Wanaka ornithologist and ‘‘changemaker’’ Jack Sandford will bring his passion for birds to the public when he speaks during the six-day One Summit at Lake Wanaka Centre this month.
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The hard slog of Wanaka mountain biking coach Gavin Key has helped steer the course for many elite riders around the country, which has led to coaching credentials and podium success for a flurry of young proteges.
Alexandra's youth love living in a small town, but are showing increasing concern and awareness for the mental wellbeing of their peers, according to the latest Central Otago Youth Council survey.
Making fixing things fun is on the menu at Cromwell's first Repair Cafe.
A lack of mountain-bike trails in Cromwell could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to one rider and his supporters.
New efforts are being made to protect crumbling cliffs on Lake Hawea's foreshore.
Being bold about asking questions and taking charge of your own health is key for a Cromwell local.
Lake Hawea wedding dress designer Annette Richan's unique creations are on show at NZ Fashion Week.
Central Otago sculptor Jim Ashe is getting his ability for recycling down to a fine art.
A Central Otago teenager is speaking out about the importance of safety on the sports field after an injury sent him on a year-long journey of recovery.
With flood, fire, avalanches and damage to bridges and roads, it could be a scene from a disaster movie.
Knitters, crocheters and macrame creators are among the craftspeople being called on to make this year’s Bannie Beanie Awards the best one yet.
Feeling ‘‘on top of the world’’ when she is on the snow is a liberating experience for aspiring athlete Gemma Fletcher.
Demand for Central Otago’s social services has spiked as financial woes hit a growing number of people in the back pocket.
Strong population growth in the Upper Clutha district has led to the provision of a new part-time district nurse to focus on palliative-care services in the area.
The Upper Clutha district is set to host a landmark exhibition of art with a difference. Pam Jones meets the artist who has decided everyone needs a portrait.
Alexandra's Jan Willson is not one to let life's obstacles get in the way of her desire to teach.
A link that was missing in Cromwell’s professional sector has been established, exclusively benefiting women across the area who want to network, share ideas or just meet like-minded people.
A Wanaka fire-fighting team has taken top honours at a South Island championship, and is now heading overseas to try to repeat its success.
From hand-written reports to digital lesson plans and bee-bots, Lorna Skevington has seen major changes in the way pupils are taught at primary schools during the past two decades.