Sally Rae

New 'toy' for the boys at Macraes

New 'toy' for the boys at Macraes

"I came from a large family. I never had toys like this when I was a child," digger operator Paul Barringer beamed yesterday, as he admired his new "toy" - a whopping 359-tonne mining excavator.

Chapel altar parties to go to mediation

The parties involved in the controversy over the future of the Teschemakers chapel altar are to go to mediation.

Waimate 50's revival great for town

Waimate 50's revival great for town Waimate is already buzzing about the revival of the Waimate 50 at Labour Weekend. Oamaru reporter Sally Rae talks to retailers and organisers about what the motorsport event will mean for the small South Canterbury town.

Welcome to the Centrewood Spring Fete

More than 100 stalls have been booked for the inaugural Centre-wood Spring Fete at Waimate.

Weapons recovered after brawl

A fight on a north Oamaru street on Saturday morning developed into a brawl.

Shearing a passion for travelling farmers

Shearing a passion for travelling farmers

When Katiki farmers Steve and Margaret Vickers go on holiday, they tend to follow one of their passions - shearing.

Reading is the answer

Reading is the answer

Thanks to Literacy North Otago, Tina Braxton can now confidently bake a cake or a batch of biscuits.

Arena thrills horsewoman

Arena thrills horsewoman

Having her own indoor equestrian arena is a dream come true for Waimate horsewoman Lynley Stockdale.

Unscheduled stop for bus

A bus crossed on to the wrong side of State Highway 1 in Oamaru yesterday morning, went across a traffic island and then on to a footpath, removing a street light, post box, rubbish bin and street sign, police say.

Punk gears up

From time machines to movies, this year's steampunk exhibition in Oamaru is shaping up to be "breathtaking", organisers say.