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Hotere studio listed as historic place

April 25th, 2022|Categories: Heritage News, Historic Place|

Otago Daily Times - 25 April 2022 A unique art studio in Port Chalmers has been registered as a category one historic place. The studio at Observation Point belonged to the late Ralph Hotere, a New Zealand artist, who died in 2013. It was built in 1876 as a four-room cottage and was the first studio he owned. Hotere bought the property in 1970 after completing the Frances Hodgkins’ Fellowship [...]

Trust brings Central Otago museums together

April 21st, 2022|Categories: Heritage News, Museums|

Central Otago News - 21 April 2022 After a difference of interpretation last year left Alexandra District Museum Inc (ADMI) without Central Otago District Council (CODC) funding, a new trust has been set up to foster sharing of resources between museums in the district. The council’s 2021-31 long-term plan removed an annual grant of $49,000 ADMI had received since 2018, citing concerns with a lack of co-ordination between the district’s [...]

Traditional Stories from Kaumātua Edward Ellison

February 4th, 2022|Categories: Māori Heritage|

Kāi Tahu leader Edward Ellison will give a special online presentation on Waitangi Day, hosted by the Central Otago District Council. In his talk entitled Wāhi Tūpuna, Mr Ellison will speak about significant Central Otago landmarks and share traditional stories that are an important part of local Kāi Tahu history, culture and traditions. “Our history is in the land, recorded in traditions and placenames left by the ancestors that span [...]

Rare trollinger grapes identified on Central Otago vineyard

January 25th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

NZ Herald 25 January 2022 More than 150 years after Frenchman Jean Desire Feraud made his mark on Central Otago, his legacy lives on. The gold miner turned winemaker is widely credited as the original commercial winegrower in Central Otago. He planted more than 1200 vines in the Alexandra Basin at his Clyde winery, Monte Christo. When viticulturalist Sam Wood recently discovered an unidentified grapevine at the original site of [...]

2022 Not for Profit Governance Essentials Course

November 23rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Otago Community Trust is pleased to be supporting the Otago Southland branch of the Institute of Directors deliver a second Not for Profit Governance Essentials course to help build not-for-profit board capability. This course provides an opportunity for anyone on a not-for-profit board to gain a confident grasp of robust board processes, good decision-making, and board operations in a Not For Profit context. In this one-day course you will learn [...]

More than 40 vehicles attend rally

November 5th, 2021|Categories: Heritage News|

By Shannon Thompson - The News, 5 November 2021 Cromwell revisited the past at the weekend. The Central Otago branch of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand hosted the National Veteran Car and Motorcycle Rally in the town. More than 40 “veterans” vehicles manufactured up to the end of 1918 throughout the South Island attended the rally. They took part in an average-speed section, hill ascent and an afternoon [...]

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