Sally Rae

From slaughter-board to plant manager

From slaughter-board to plant manager

When Geoff Proctor started work at the Pukeuri freezing works, he had just turned 16 and was fresh out of school. Fast-forward 28 years and Mr Proctor (44) has gone from being on the slaughter-board to running the plant.

End of era for Whitestone Contracting chief

End of era for Whitestone Contracting chief

When Lawrence Hardy walks out the door of Whitestone Contracting's Deborah office on Christmas Eve, it will mark the end of a long career.

World beneath her wings

World beneath her wings

Abbey Delore reckons gliding is the best way to see New Zealand.

Young glider pilot hopes for first solo flight

Young glider pilot hopes for first solo flight

At 13, Matthew Mesman is too young to get his driver's licence - but he can fly a glider.

Adventurers return home

Adventurers Steve Gurney and Steve Moffatt have completed their journey from Aoraki/Mt Cook to the east coast, following in the footsteps of 1890 mountaineers Marmaduke Dixon and George Mannering.

Market gets go-ahead

A farmers' market will open in Oamaru next spring in conjunction with Rugby World Cup celebrations.

Fire destroys hire machinery in shed

Fire destroys hire machinery in shed

A fire safety officer was last night investigating the cause of a fire that damaged a shed and machinery at an Oamaru hire business yesterday.

Flying pig, Ali Baba in Fantasia

Flying pig, Ali Baba in Fantasia

Barbara Chapman candidly admits she is "nuts".

Care unit enhanced

The former community care unit at Oamaru Hospital has been turned into a hospital-level residential care service.

Santas set up as models of the community

Santas set up as models of the community

Christmas has arrived in Waimate, with Santa - and 49 other Santas - yesterday involved in a variety of activities in the business area.