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Our Stories

Understandably this place has shaped who we are and what we do.

A World of Difference

Our Stories

There are many stories that stitch this place together. Our stories are distinctively Central Otago, New Zealand. They will give you a sense of our place and its enormous untamed landscapes and where nature has its own sophistication. They will quietly reveal its differences in subtle and unexpected ways - a memorable feast for your senses.

Central Otago is something completely different. People here still have time for you. There’s a rugged sense of individualism, where the people have learnt to live with nature’s extremes. The same pioneering spirit that braved the elements to break the land is still alive. Understandably this place has shaped who we are and what we do.

This place of difference genuinely delivers difference in all things – the products and experiences are truly Central Otago. The fine flavours, fine wools, rich history and reputation have spread well beyond our borders. When the world gets busier, Central Otago is a refreshing counterpoint – a rare and precious thing.

Gertz Larder

For Gertz Larder founder, Glenda Rogers, it's all about the bold, intense flavours of Central Otago....

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Heliview Flights

Making people happy and tailor-making dreams. That's the vision of Heliview Flights - a family busin...

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Remarkable Orchards

Roxburgh East fruit grower Sid Birtles relishes the seasonal changes and busy life that producing fi...

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Feinermans Ltd

A critical health challenge led Sally Feinerman to launch a business that gets people in shape. 

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Oturehua - A Place to call home

Blink and you’ll miss it; but nestled in the hills of the Maniototo is a small town with a big perso...

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Crop Swapping in Cromwell

Central Otago is a land of plenty, and while the winter presents a particular set of challenges, thi...

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The Teviot Valley Story

This is the Teviot—a diverse and special place, endowed with nature’s goodness and dynamic, strong c...

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The Cromwell Story

Today, New Zealand’s farthest inland town has a new, uplifting energy as people are attracted to the...

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Manuherikia & Ida Valley Story

The Manuherikia and Ida Valleys are proud, timeless places. Edged by sturdy mountain ranges and crum...

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Closeburn Station

A modest label inked with the words 'Closeburn Station' is neatly stitched into the seam of exquisit...

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