Sally Rae

Retirement the main plan for Jack Chandra

Retirement the main plan for Jack Chandra

After a career in planning in local government spanning just over 35 years, Jack Chandra is calling it quits.

Big plans for historic precinct

Big plans for historic precinct

First a gallery, then an ice cream manufacturing business - Shaun Osborne has big plans for Oamaru's historic precinct.

Festive preparations proceeding

Festive preparations proceeding

When 18 chickens are being cooked for dinner, you know there is a fairly large crowd to cater for.

Brother and sister to represent Otago

Brother and sister to represent Otago

When it comes to cricket, it's a double act for North Otago siblings Lachlan and Alice Kingan.

Rabbit remedy? Hare! Hare!

Rabbit remedy? Hare! Hare!

Some of Central Otago's burgeoning rabbit population is being eaten by pets in North America, after two Canterbury men established a mobile processing plant in the Mackenzie Basin, Sally Rae reports.

Energy companies still spilling water

Meridian Energy is continuing to spill water from the Waitaki hydro system.

Music camp inspires Majics

Music camp inspires Majics

The Majic family of Wellington is having a magic time at the Waitaki summer music camp in Oamaru this week.

Victim sceptical of Pike River conman's apology

Victim sceptical of Pike River conman's apology

A man who posed as a Pike River Coal mine employee to obtain hospitality from people and gain their trust - before stealing from them - has sent a public apology from his Christchurch Men's Prison cell.

Proposal to farm salmon on Waitaki

Proposal to farm salmon on Waitaki

A salmon farm is being proposed for Lake Waitaki, with those behind it saying it will be a "huge opportunity" for the Waitaki Valley.

Soaring through life on fun flight plan

Soaring through life on fun flight plan

Yvonne Loader says she is "so glad" aviation found her.