Sally Rae

Tonsils at heart of 60-year marriage

Tonsils at heart of 60-year marriage

A bout of tonsilitis brought North Otago couple Ron and Ruth McNally together - and they are still together after 60 years.

Health team gets big tick

Health team gets big tick

Pupils at St Joseph's School in Oamaru are a healthy lot - and have a certificate to prove it.

SH1 problems to be raised

The Waitaki District Council will discuss the issue of State Highway 1 at Big Kuri Creek, just north of Hampden, and at Richmond-Hilderthorpe - both sections of road closed recently due to flooding - with the New Zealand Transport Agency.

People for the steeple

A group called Friends of Kakanui Church has been formed in support of the retention of the township's 140-year-old Presbyterian church.

Wanted: Old cars for charity

Wanted: Old cars for charity

"This is a rare beast," Wes Davies said this week, as he admired a 1957 Dual Ghia at Tempero Coach and Motor Company in Oamaru.

Extra chill factor

An ice-cream eating competition will be a novel addition to the annual Port FM midwinter swim at Oamaru Harbour on Sunday.

NZ Suffolk rams providing genetic boost in UK

NZ Suffolk rams providing genetic boost in UK

England may be the birthplace of the Suffolk sheep breed but one English sheep stud is set to get an injection of New Zealand genetics - all the way from Hakataramea.

Top conditions for mud-plug

Top conditions for mud-plug

4WD enthusiasts got downright dirty at the Rotary Club of Waitaki's mud-plug on Saturday.

Pork sausages make finals at Fine Food NZ

Pork sausages make finals at Fine Food NZ

When it comes to sausages, Sue Morton knows a thing or two about what makes a good pork banger.

Volunteer acknowledged

Volunteer acknowledged

Oamaru man Andrew Dunn was among 21 volunteers whose contributions to a wide variety of organisations were recognised at a function in Auckland this week.