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  • Living with the good and bad of social media

    In a Netsafe report, findings showed one in four children (9-17 years old) said they had been bothered or upset by something that happened online, in the last year. This week in Behind the Facade, Aspen Bruce spoke with members of Mount Aspiring College’s Wellbeing Committee — Harry Gilbertson,...

  • End of an era draws near for ‘thesyndicate’

    Their families have headed for the hills every summer since 1897. As a chapter of New Zealand’s rich pastoral history moves nearer to a close, Sally Rae talks to Maniototo farmers about why the Mt Ida Syndicate has been so special to them....

  • Changing lives and landscapes

    As the pumped hydro project at Lake Onslow is investigated, Dunedin artist Matthew Galloway takes a look at the last big hydro project that changed Central Otago forever. He tells Rebecca Fox about his examination of the history and legacy of the Clyde Dam....

  • Second chance for Naseby curlers

    It was close but no cigar for Anton Hood and Courtney Smith at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships in Aberdeen, Scotland, as they narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Beijing Winter Olympics....

  • Make-up of water group relevant

    As controversy rages over the flows soon to be set for the Manuherikia River, it is appropriate to reflect on how the decisions will be made....

  • Central-Lakes an oustanding film location

    The cameras have always loved Central Otago, the Upper Clutha and nearby Queenstown, but when the credits roll on a production made here, those cameras have long gone....

  • Back on the slopes after lockdown

    Lochie Win (7), of Pisa Moorings, has set himself a goal — to hit all ski slopes in the country to raise money for the Cancer Society of New Zealand. His inspiration is his mum, Rebecca, who is now in remission from a rare form of the disease. His dad, Luke, reports....

  • Whether you are visiting or live in the region, Easter Weekend is the perfect time to explore all that Central Otago and Wanaka have to offer....

  • What is the best way to dry laundry in chilly winter?

    At my place over winter, the sun apologetically creeps over the hills for a few hours a day, if it appears at all....

  • Merino Shears 60th proud occasion for stalwart

    For New Zealand Merino Shearing Society life member Graeme Bell, the 60th anniversary of the competition marks a lifetime’s love affair with the industry....

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