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Homestead renovations supported

May 11th, 2023|Categories: Heritage News|

Otago Daily Times 11 May, 2023 A Council planner has given the thumbs-up to the planned renovations to the Earnscleugh Station homestead. A Central Otago District Council hearing is set to take place in Alexandra next Monday about resource consents being sought by the owners of the homestead. Marco Creemers [...]

Cavalcade hosts ‘buzzing’

May 4th, 2023|Categories: Heritage News|

Otago Daily Times 4 May 2023 Stories of the last time Waikaia hosted the finish of the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust Cavalcade are still being told, trail boss Bill Butler says. In 2024 the cavalcade will converge on the Northern Southland town. Mr Butler, of Waikaka, is one of [...]

Reburial ceremony will complete project

May 3rd, 2023|Categories: Historic Place|

Otqgo Daily Times3 May 2023The Southern Cemeteries Archaeological Project will soon be complete, when the third and final reburial ceremony takes place at Drybread Cemetery this month.The public reburial, which will include both Christian and Chinese services, will take place on May 20.Project co-lead Southern archaeology director Dr Peter Petchey [...]

 Let’s talk Central Otago Heritage

June 16th, 2022|Categories: Heritage News|

Warm up your winter with a healthy dose of heritage. Central Otago Heritage Trust has teamed up with our local museums to offer three events that put Central Otago’s heritage in the spotlight. For the price of a cup of coffee, we’ll make sure you’re kept cosy and that [...]

Gold miner reaches final resting place

May 16th, 2022|Categories: Heritage News|

Otago Daily Times, 16 May 2022 Up to 300 people turned out in Cromwell on Saturday to farewell not only a complete stranger but a man who died generations before anyone in attendance was even born. The unknown gold miner’s remains were discovered buried near Cromwell in 1983, during [...]

Grand plans for historic homestead

May 10th, 2022|Categories: Heritage News|

Haka Tourism Group founder Ryan Sanders first learnt the Earnscleugh Station Homestead was for sale when a staff member sent him the link as a possible site for luxury backpackers accommodation. He had other ideas, sending it to his husband, Marco Creemers, with a note saying, ‘‘Stuff that, we’ll [...]

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