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Historic Monte Christo Winery Opens Its Doors in Central Otago and Releases Inaugural Wines

Monte Christo Winery, the birthplace of Central Otago wine, is thrilled to announce its grand opening, inviting wine enthusiasts and history buffs alike to explore the rich heritage of New Zealand winemaking and enjoy a unique guest experience. Located in the heart of Central Otago, Monte Christo Winery promises to be a destination like no other.

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November 30th, 2023 at 11:40 am

Regions & Categories: Alcohol,Entertainment,Food,Otago

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Kiwi company Spire NZ takes on the hotel industry’s challenge to reduce plastic waste

Eco-friendly hotel supplier, Spire NZ, is excited to launch their plastic-free hotel amenities in New Zealand. The new range, available from October, will help more hoteliers and guest accommodation providers tackle the plastic waste problem.

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October 15th, 2021 at 11:23 am

Regions & Categories: Otago,Tourism

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Landmark Homes opens its stunning new Showhome at The Heights Wãnaka

Landmark Homes Wãnaka has just opened its innovative new Showhome on Aubrey Road

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May 7th, 2021 at 2:52 pm

Regions & Categories: Housing,Otago

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CLAAS Harvest Centre appoints new Dealer Principal

CLAAS Harvest Centre, Otago has announced the appointment of Daniel Scoles to the role of Dealer Principal as part of a succession plan that will eventually see him take over the family-owned dealership.

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February 3rd, 2021 at 1:53 pm

Regions & Categories: Agriculture,New Zealand,Otago

Landmark Homes Central Otago opens stunning new showhome in Cromwell

The Landmark Homes Central Otago team has today announced the opening of its new showhome in Cromwell. A beautiful, up-and-coming area with population growth of 29.2% since 2018…this is the place to be, and build, in Central Otago.

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November 26th, 2020 at 8:52 am

Regions & Categories: Construction,Housing,Otago

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Central Otago Craft Beer Festival 2020

Promote Alexandra Inc. is excited to present the 8th annual Central Otago Craft Beer Festival on Saturday 8th February 2020, from 1pm to 8pm, to be held at Pioneer Park, Alexandra.

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January 21st, 2020 at 9:56 am

Regions & Categories: Entertainment,Otago

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Web Genius Otago Releases New Website

Locals looking for digital marketing solutions now have a new source of information, after local company Web Genius Otago recently launched a new website:

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November 15th, 2019 at 10:06 pm

Regions & Categories: Communications and IT,New Zealand,Otago

Common People Opens in Wanaka

Designer bag and accessories brand Common People has officially opened its first flagship store in Wanaka’s Town Centre, one of New Zealand’s most popular resort destinations for kiwis and tourists alike.

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July 9th, 2019 at 9:58 am

Regions & Categories: New Zealand,Otago,Retail

Under Rough Ridge Writers’ Retreat

Something different is brewing in the hinterland of Central Otago.

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June 28th, 2019 at 12:06 pm

Regions & Categories: Arts,Events,New Zealand,Otago

ChargeNet NZ and Aurora Announce New Partnership

ChargeNet New Zealand Ltd and Aurora Energy New Zealand Ltd are proud to announce a new partnership and plans to extend the charging network for electric vehicles in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes.

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December 5th, 2017 at 9:01 pm

Regions & Categories: Automotive,New Zealand,Otago

Cromwell’s Walking Wine Trail a Runaway Success

Over the three months that the 4 Barrels Walking Wine Trail has been operating, hundreds of people armed with a trail map have embarked on the picturesque 8-kilometre loop which weaves around Lake Dunstan, past local orchards and vineyards and to four of Cromwell’s premium Tasting Rooms. The wine trail, the first of its kind in Central Otago, was developed by four Cromwell based wine producers; Aurum Wines, Misha’s Vineyard, Scott Base and Wooing Tree Vineyard.

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December 5th, 2017 at 8:57 pm

Regions & Categories: New Zealand,Otago,Wine

New Zealand Kindergartens go digital with Educa

After 6 months of research into ePortfolios, South Canterbury Kindergarten Association has decided to use Educa e-portfolios in their 11 Kindergartens. Kidsfirst Kindergartens is also planning to roll out Educa in a further seven of their kindergartens this year. Oamaru Kindergarten and Waimate Kindergarten Association have also decided to join Educa in 2016 after a successful trial period.

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April 21st, 2016 at 11:40 am

Regions & Categories: Canterbury,Education,Otago,Technology

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Fibromyalgia Foundation Fundraising in Otago

Otago University Locals Programme raised over $700 for Fibromyalgia Foundation as part of their fundraising campaign for the charity. The Bake Sale on the Leith Bridge was the first of 3 events with the next two being a buffet dinner at La Porchetta and the last a Quiz Night at The Bog.

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September 8th, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Regions & Categories: Charity,New Zealand,Otago

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail Opening

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail are celebrating the official opening of the first 4 (out of 8 total) sections of the trail. The full trail is expected to have a full opening later in 2013.

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January 15th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Regions & Categories: Cycling,New Zealand,Otago

Harris Mountain Heli-Ski scoops Top Award

Harris Mountains Heli-Ski has triumphed at the Outdoors New Zealand Awards, winning the Adventure Tourism category.

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October 20th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Regions & Categories: Awards,New Zealand,Otago,Tourism

Whitestone Cheese reaches quarter century milestone

For humble beginnings out of an Oamaru converted garage in 1987, Whitestone Cheese now employs over 50 staff throughout New Zealand. The factory is still based in Oamaru and is now producing over 20 different cheeses from cow, sheep and goat milk.

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February 17th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Regions & Categories: Food,New Zealand,Otago


McRaeway Homes Cycling Sponsorship Extended

A local Taireri cyclist’s “hard working” attitude has captured the attention and sponsorship of an award-winning housing company, who have since gone on to extend their support even further…

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December 16th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

McRaeways McLaren Show Home Sold

McRaeway Homes successful Cromwell show home has now been sold! However, until late September this superb award-winning show home is still open by private appointment with McRaeway Homes.

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August 25th, 2010 at 8:02 am

Reel Dreams Productions Opens for Business

Based in the Queenstown Lakes district of New Zealand, Reel Dreams Productions is a stand-alone film production company, specializing in high-end production of television commercials. “Everyone has a story and Reel Dreams tells that story through the wonder of film. Based in the Queenstown Lakes district of New Zealand, Reel Dreams Productions is a stand-alone film production company, specializing in high-end production of television commercials.

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June 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Dyslexic Children Learn Differently

UK-based Neil MacKay demonstrated in a workshop how dyslexic children need to be given permission to learn differently.

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June 12th, 2010 at 11:14 am

Regions & Categories: Education,New Zealand,Otago,Queenstown

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