Sally Rae

Lots of cakes for a 60th birthday

Lots of cakes for a 60th birthday

In the early days of the Peter Pan Bakery and Cafe, people used to come in from businesses and get their teapot filled with hot water.

Singer to return for concert next month

Singer to return for concert next month

Tim Beveridge just can't stay away from Oamaru.

From receptionist to mayor for Barlow

From receptionist to mayor for Barlow

From Mackenzie District Council receptionist to the district's new mayor - Claire Barlow is finding her new position "very exciting and quite surreal".

Waitaki mayor Alex Familton re-elected

Waitaki mayor Alex Familton re-elected

Incumbent Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton has been re-elected for a second term, with a 1183 vote majority over his nearest rival, deputy mayor Gary Kircher.

Owner happy 'beautiful' dog doing a good job

Owner happy 'beautiful' dog doing a good job

Oamaru woman Helen Lewthwaite travelled to Christchurch recently for a special reunion with her former dog.

Man remanded in custody on threatening to kill count

A man, who was stopped by police yesterday and had a loaded firearm on the car seat beside him, has been remanded in custody to appear in the Oamaru District Court on Wednesday.

World champion back for Waimate Shears

World shearing champion Cam Ferguson will be back to defend his open machines title at the Waimate Shears today.

Fire forces brochure reprint

Brochures for next month's Oamaru Victorian heritage celebrations are hurriedly being reprinted after 20,000 copies were lost in a truck fire this week.

Alcohol factor in death of man hit by train

Not all deaths connected to excessive consumption of alcohol are related to motor vehicles, and people consuming excessive amounts must realise there are other dangers, coroner David Crerar told an inquest yesterday into the death of an Oamaru man struck by a train.

Concerns noted before fatal crash

An Oamaru man killed in a crash near Dunback last year had written to his employer after an earlier accident expressing concern about working excessively long hours, the Oamaru Coroner's Court heard yesterday.