Sally Rae

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.

Stone work done

Stone work done

Work on the refurbishment of the stone wall along Marine Pde, at Oamaru Harbour, will be completed this week.

Relay for Life coming

Relay for Life coming

Relay for Life is coming to Oamaru. The 24-hour Cancer Society fundraiser will be held at Whitestone Contracting Stadium on March 12 and 13 next year.

Shooting: Rooney aiming for golden returns in India

Shooting: Rooney aiming for golden returns in India

Studholme clay target shooter Natalie Rooney is aiming for a medal at the Commonwealth Games in India next month.

Son left on road 'like a piece of litter'

Son left on road 'like a piece of litter'

"You drove off leaving my son like a piece of litter on the road. Leaving him there to be hit again by the next car, just like a piece of garbage."

Rock art site to be geologically assessed

Rock art site to be geologically assessed

The Ngai Tahu Maori Rock Art Trust is awaiting a report from a geological engineer who has inspected the Takiroa rock art site, near Duntroon.

Timaru shocked by receivership

Timaru shocked by receivership

Otago Daily Times reporter Sally Rae gauges the mood on the streets of Timaru as word filters out of South Canterbury Finance's woes.

Secondary sport: Multisport on Bisschops' mind

Secondary sport: Multisport on Bisschops' mind

There is no questioning Reubyn Bisschops' devotion to multisport.

Fun of show draws in mother, son

Fun of show draws in mother, son

The Oamaru Operatic Society's production of Les Miserables is a family affair for Krissy and Jack McGeown.