Sally Rae

Youth asked to apologise to police, fire brigade

An Oamaru youth who admitted vandalising public toilets and other property at Otematata at Labour Weekend - a time when young people ran amok in the town - has been asked to meet and apologise to police and the fire brigade.

Ladies and gentlemen promenade at twilight

Ladies and gentlemen promenade at twilight

It could only happen in Oamaru.

Kurow winery plan comes to fruition

Kurow winery plan comes to fruition

Twenty-two years ago, the Turner family bought land just east of Kurow to plant grapes.

Mayor favours single body

An ongoing unnecessary inconvenience" is how Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton describes having to deal with two regional councils in the Waitaki district.

Canal work done

A microwave, fridge, trailer and plastic bags containing kittens were among the more unusual items found when the Pukaki and Ohau hydro-electricity canals were drained.

Search for `beautifully dressed people'

Search for `beautifully dressed people'

Forget Flemington or even Wingatui. The fashion-in-the-field event at the Oamaru Harness Racing Club's twilight heritage race meeting tomorrow will be like no other.

High country carbon plan investigated

High country carbon plan investigated

"Treading into the unknown" is how Hamish Ensor describes an ambitious high country carbon project that is being investigated.

Visit sparks desire

Visit sparks desire

When Dawn Ellis visited the first day of the Oamaru stone symposium last Saturday, she was so inspired that she decided to have a go.

Teams ready for debate

John Key and his Cabinet ministers might not be coming, but the Hampden Community Energy Society has finally managed to get a team to take the affirmative for a celebrity challenge debate next week.

Old-timer part of heritage festivities

Old-timer part of heritage festivities

The oldest working locomotive in New Zealand arrived in Oamaru on Tuesday in preparation for the town's Victorian heritage celebrations next week.