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Fine turn out for the show

Fine turn out for the show

Danielle Simpson loves riding a horse that has been turned out immaculately.

Stakes ready for Stake Ya Claim

Stakes ready for Stake Ya Claim

Claims will be staked at the Oamaru racecourse next week, just like in the pioneering days on the gold fields.

Police hail decency of man's act

The actions of a man who dropped strangers' bags into the Oamaru Police Station yesterday, after Christchurch's devastating earthquake, "reinforces the decency of human nature", police said.

Waitaki community organising support

A meeting in Oamaru yesterday morning shared ideas on how the Waitaki community could best help earthquake-stricken Christchurch.

Secrecy surrounds A and P show event

Secrecy surrounds A and P show event

Psst ... did you know the "judges" from American Idol are coming to the Plunket Electrical North Otago A and P Show tomorrow night?

Plenty of variety on patrol

Plenty of variety on patrol

Clocking an ''idiot'' driver at 198kmh, dealing with the tragedy of young accident victims and helping save a motorist's life - retiring Senior Constable Alex Wynne reckons he could write a book.

Writing workshop for Farrell

Writer Fiona Farrell will return to her home town to lead a creative writing workshop in April.

Hoping for Hollie at wine, food festival

Hoping for Hollie at wine, food festival

For Candy and Jonty Penney (pictured), attending the Oamaru Wine and Food Festival yesterday was all about Hollie.

Saddlebags packed and ready to go

Saddlebags packed and ready to go

When it comes to the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust's cavalcade, Ruth Hanson is raring to go.

Many happy returns for festival

Many happy returns for festival

Oamaru wine and food festival co-ordinator Jo Sutherland shows off the recyclable polymer glasses that will be on sale at the festival tomorrow.