Adult apprentices are bucking the trend in Alexandra. Typically, apprentices were school leavers keen to get into the trades by training on the job, but it is becoming increasingly popular among a growing number of adults.
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Central Otago anti-cyberbullying group Sticks 'n Stones has notched up another national milestone, launching a collaboration with Facebook that will be rolled out in high schools next year.
Central Otago is ready to rock at the inaugural Alexandra Buskers Festival.
Three insects never before recorded in Australia or New Zealand have been found in fossil beds at Bannockburn.
Stopping for a herd of elephants mid-run is about as far off the beaten track as Jacqueline Manson has ever been.
Fletcher Dowling is not letting his 6ft 2in frame stand in the way of his chance to play alongside Snow White as a dwarf.
Bodies are buried at the entrance to Cardrona Alpine Resort, a man who grew up in a house behind the adjoining cemetery says.
A tandem mountain bike is adding a new dimension to Otago Central Rail Trail journeys.
A New Zealand-first development is taking shape at Clyde Orchards — a shed with a retractable roof will house three hectares of cherries.
Wanaka woman Lisa Craig is becoming a familiar name at Vogue Knitting magazine HQ in New York.
Constant high demand from people in need has left the Salvation Army Foodbank scrambling to cover some basic food staples.
Many Central Otago building companies are struggling to find skilled carpenters for residential construction projects in Central Otago.
The alpine beauty of Central Otago continues to attract film crews from across the globe, Film Otago Southland executive manager KJ Jennings says.
The Fijian Government is aiming to generate $10 million a year for its economy by increasing the number of workers coming to New Zealand on the recognised seasonal employer scheme (RSE).
Being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 9 means growing up fast.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is warning people to watch out for a sinkhole at popular Bremner Bay in Wanaka.
The Department of Conservation is calling on the public to keep a distance when observing lizards after receiving reports of people trying to take lizards from areas in Central Otago.
It is a tale of two countries for Cromwell-born Lee Murray, who divides his time between playing professional rugby in Germany and hunting in Central Otago.
The restoration of the "heart" of Bannockburn has been formally recognised, with the 106-year-old Coronation Hall officially reopened following a refurbishment project that cost more than $400,000.
The Otago Regional Council is working with Central Otago farmers in a bid to monitor and improve water quality in the area.