Sally Rae

Brown off to hectic start in trust role

Brown off to hectic start in trust role

Marcus Brown is passionate about old buildings and the use of traditional materials.

No palace, but views are still five-star

No palace, but views are still five-star A new hut for climbers and trampers using the Tasman Valley was lowered into place by helicopter yesterday. Oamaru reporter Sally Rae went along for the ride ...

Woman on sojourn to raise money for disabled

Woman on sojourn to raise money for disabled

Limousine - tick, mining truck - tick, penny-farthing - tick.

Major drug bust in Oamaru

Major drug bust in Oamaru

A major police drug operation, based largely in Waitaki, resulted in 14 arrests yesterday and police warn ''more people can expect a knock on the door''.

Cavalcade trail runs filling up fast

Two trails are already full for the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust's cavalcade, which is finishing in Oamaru next year.

Victorian fete fitting finale

Oamaru turned back the clock yesterday for the town's annual Victorian fete, marking the end of Victorian heritage celebrations.

New committee to help biodiversity

A new committee which will help manage water in the lower Waitaki River catchment and Waimate district, has been allocated $100,000 per year for five years to help fund biodiversity projects.

Recognition of police courage

Recognition of police courage

Police officers involved in a major operation in the Waitaki district last year, in which shots were fired at police, have received official recognition for their actions and bravery.

North Otago man wins winch challenge

North Otago four-wheel-drive enthusiast Tony Campbell has won the Mainland winch challenge series at Hanmer Springs.

All dressed up for tea party

All dressed up for tea party

Cucumber sandwiches had to be on the menu at the Victorian garden party in the Oamaru Public Gardens yesterday.