Sally Rae

Tutor wins polytech award

Tutor wins polytech award

North Otago woman Michelle Ruddenklau says she was "blown away" to be recognised as Aoraki Polytechnic's tutor of the year.

Injured man in 2km trek

Injured man in 2km trek

A seriously-injured North Otago man walked several kilometres to get help yesterday after his tractor rolled six or seven times about 100m down a steep bank on farmland near Weston.

Dunedin church to receive marble altar from chapel at Teschemakers

The marble altar from the chapel at Teschemakers is heading to the Holy Name Church in Dunedin, according to a Catholic parish newsletter.

Teschemakers chapel elements may be moved

Teschemakers chapel elements may be moved

An application for consent to remove five stained glass windows from the historic Teschemakers chapel, in the grounds of the former Catholic boarding school, has led two North Otago men to call for the chapel to be left intact.

Fish salvaged from canals

About 200 fish were salvaged yesterday by Fish and Game staff as the Pukaki and Ohau hydro canals were drained this week for inspection.

Teen enjoys taking his graffiti skills to the wall

Teen enjoys taking his graffiti skills to the wall

While graffiti can get some young people into trouble, Oamaru teenager Jesse Geary candidly admits it has had the opposite effect on him.

Worth a go, sculptor reckons

Worth a go, sculptor reckons

Ken Mitchell believes everyone in Oamaru should have a go at carving Oamaru stone.

Dormant winery plan comes to fruition

Dormant winery plan comes to fruition

Twenty-two years ago, the Turner family bought land just east of Kurow to plant grapes.

Town 'steampunk' capital

Town 'steampunk' capital

"Tomorrow as it used to be" is the catch phrase for a spectacular steampunk exhibition which opens at the Forrester Gallery today.

Return of pets event welcomed

Return of pets event welcomed

Five Forks School went to the dogs yesterday - and to the lambs, calves, fish, chooks and pigs.