Sally Rae

Leaving dear harp tugs at heartstrings

Leaving dear harp tugs at heartstrings

With Lynley Caldwell heads to France and Ireland in a few weeks, she admits it will be a strange feeling leaving her beloved harp behind.

Hitchhiker killed was Dunedin man

A hitchhiker killed on State Highway 1 in Hampden on Wednesday night after apparently being struck by a truck and a car was believed to be a Dunedin man.

Driver followed; arrested by AOS

A 25-year-old Christchurch man, allegedly driving a stolen car containing firearms, was arrested without incident at Evansdale yesterday afternoon, after being followed from south of Oamaru by police.

Rock art site still to be assessed

An assessment on the stability of the Takiroa rock art site - the scene of a dramatic collapse last week - is still to be done.

Fashion show and ball talk of the town, organisers say

Organisers of a steampunk fashion show and ball in Oamaru on Saturday say it is going to be an "awesome" event.

Mopping up continues with 50 roads still closed

Mopping up continues with 50 roads still closed

"It came quickly and left just as fast," Waitaki Civil Defence spokesman Scott Ridley said yesterday, as floodwaters disappeared across the district.

Damage assessed as rain eases

Damage assessed as rain eases

The rain might be over, but motorists in the Waitaki district have been reminded there are pot-holes and debris "everywhere" as a result of the prolonged flooding.

'Idiot' driver arrested

'Idiot' driver arrested

Police arrested at least one driver near Hampden on Saturday after motorists' frustration at having to wait for flooded roads to be reopened boiled over.

Civil Defence keep watch on flooding

Civil Defence keep watch on flooding

Waitaki District Council communications officer Scott Ridley believes he has appeared on every television network and radio station in New Zealand this week.

Cash help for Haiti

A fund-raising dinner at The Homestead, in Oamaru, on June 13 will raise money for the emergency relief initiative Project HHH - Hearts and Hands for Haiti.