Our Inspiring Communities

Throughout Central Otago, there are many Community Groups working together to create and achieve locally owned visions and goals. There are many projects and initiatives that have been completed or are underway. 

Discover a few of our stories that showcase our ability to work together as a community and 'get things done'.

Teviot Valley Community Development Scheme

The Teviot Valley are a community with big ideas and now there is a funding opportunity to match! A new Community Development Officer will be working with the local community and facilitating community-driven initiatives and projects ... READ MORE

Cromwell Ambassador

Cromwell & Districts Community Trust has helped bring an exciting new Ambassador programme to Cromwell.  The programme was officially launched on 20 June 2016, and is designed to encourage businesses, their staff and the community to become fabulous ambassadors for Cromwell ... READ MORE

Cherry Chaos

What better way to welcome people into a community than with a huge food fight challenge? Well that's what they did in Roxburgh, Central Otago ... READ MORE

Beautiful Streetscapes

The Teviot Valley is a ribbon district that runs either side of State Highway 8 and it's main town and retail hub is at Roxburgh. With it's small population of less than 1,600, the Valley's 'can do' attitude is no barrier to getting things done ... READ MORE



Community Planning
Community planning is about obtaining local peoples' views on the place that they call home. It involves celebrating the things that make their community special and creating a vision of what the community would like for the future. Read More

Community Funding
There are a range of funds available to assist communities with projects and events that will help Central Otago to maintain and grow its vibrancy as a place to live and visit. Read More
Our Regional Identity - A World of Difference
Our Regional Identity - A World of Difference 'A World of Difference' defines what is uniquely Central Otago as a place and a community. Read More

Central Otago NZ - Through Local Eyes
Central Otago NZ - Through Local Eyes Meet some unique and passionate Central Otago locals and be introduced to their favourite places and activities. Read More

Food & Wine
Food & Wine Central Otago is a place of sheer indulgence – whether it’s fine dining, a casual al-fresco lunch or café culture. You will be spoilt for choice when enjoying local fare and award winning wines at the great selection of cafés, restaurants, cellar doors and country pubs. Read More
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