Vallance Cottage Website Launch

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery Alexandra

The Vallance Cottage Working Group is passionate about bringing the stories of the nineteenth century cottage to life, with many projects underway to create an interactive experience. To celebrate the launch of the Vallance Cottage website, a short film featuring descendent Nicola Toki will [...]

Part One : The French Connection

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery Alexandra

PART ONE: French immigrant, Jean Desire Féraud goes down in history as being one of first pioneers to develop viticulture in the region in 1864, along with his neighbours, and fellow Frenchmen, the Bladier brothers. Renowned author on the subject, Ric Oram shares his extensive research on [...]

Collaboration for stronger communities

Cromwell Presbyterian Church 10 Elspeth St, Cromwell, New Zealand

Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago District Councils have teamed up with Inspiring Communities to explore tools and mindsets that enhance collaboration, enable collective impact and support communities to innovate together. Join this interactive community kōrero and hear from Sylvia Cheuy, an international expert from [...]

Book Launch -Thomas Gilchrist and Sons Limited of the Maniototo

Oturehua Hall

Thomas Gilchrist and Sons Limited of the Maniototo looks not only at the store and its ups and downs — at its peak the business included groceries and haberdashery, bakery, farm store supplies, accommodation and fuel pumps and employed 12 people — but also the [...]

Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust AGM @ Teviot Valley

Following on from the OGHT Heritage Site Reviews and our great Cavalcade, OGHT  we will be holding their AGM in Millers Flat (at the Hall) 9th September 2023. Clutha River Dredges - OGHT  are hoping to run this field weekend in conjunction with AGM. [...]

Central Otago Heritage in Focus – Photography Competition

To celebrate Central Otago’s incredible and diverse heritage, we’re inviting professional and amateur photographers to put Heritage in Focus. Central Otago Heritage Trust has teamed up with Tourism Central Otago to tell the stories of our heritage through images. ENTER NOW [...]

Grape Expectations – Part Two: The road to taking our wine to the world

Bannockburn Hall 37 Hall Road, Bannockburn, New Zealand

The 1970s marked renewed interest in New Zealand viticulture with a few visionaries disregarding advice that Central Otago and the Gibbston valley were too cold, too high and too far south to prosper. Alan Brady and Rudi Bauer talk about getting our region’s vineyards [...]

Postie Bike Rally – Millers Flat

An Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust Fund Raising Event Early bird entry $200 – Includes breakfast, lunch & dinner 50 – 150cc motor cycles 270 km backroads Visit their website for more details click here

Central Otago Heritage Trust AGM

Clyde Museum 4 Blyth St, Clyde, New Zealand

5:15pm, Wednesday 29 November @ Clyde Museum All members and the public are welcome to attend. This meeting will take place immediately prior to the Heritage Talk - Children's Health and Wellbeing on the Otago Goldfields. Book for both events now! BOOK NOW [...]

Heritage Talks : Children’s Health & Wellbeing on the Otago Goldfields

Clyde Museum 4 Blyth St, Clyde, New Zealand

Dr. Annie Sohler-Snoddy, of the University of Otago, shares research to highlight how the littlest people can have big stories to tell about the past. Wednesday 29 November, 6:45pm Clyde Museum, Blyth St Entry by koha to Clyde Museum The Central Otago Heritage Trust’s AGM [...]

Ranfurly 125 years


Join in the festivities and celebrate Ranfurly's 125th anniversary. Lots of events over the weekend, from 4pm Friday 1 December right through to the end of the cricket match on Sunday afternoon: Friday 1 December 4-7pm - Late Night Shopping 7pm - Lighting of [...]

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