Sally Rae

Waitaki mayor Alex Familton re-elected

Waitaki mayor Alex Familton re-elected

Incumbent Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton has been re-elected for a second term, with a 1183 vote majority over his nearest rival, deputy mayor Gary Kircher.

World champion back for Waimate Shears

World shearing champion Cam Ferguson will be back to defend his open machines title at the Waimate Shears today.

Man remanded in custody on threatening to kill count

A man, who was stopped by police yesterday and had a loaded firearm on the car seat beside him, has been remanded in custody to appear in the Oamaru District Court on Wednesday.

Owner happy 'beautiful' dog doing a good job

Owner happy 'beautiful' dog doing a good job

Oamaru woman Helen Lewthwaite travelled to Christchurch recently for a special reunion with her former dog.

Fire forces brochure reprint

Brochures for next month's Oamaru Victorian heritage celebrations are hurriedly being reprinted after 20,000 copies were lost in a truck fire this week.

Concerns noted before fatal crash

An Oamaru man killed in a crash near Dunback last year had written to his employer after an earlier accident expressing concern about working excessively long hours, the Oamaru Coroner's Court heard yesterday.

Alcohol factor in death of man hit by train

Not all deaths connected to excessive consumption of alcohol are related to motor vehicles, and people consuming excessive amounts must realise there are other dangers, coroner David Crerar told an inquest yesterday into the death of an Oamaru man struck by a train.

New 'toy' for the boys at Macraes

New 'toy' for the boys at Macraes

"I came from a large family. I never had toys like this when I was a child," digger operator Paul Barringer beamed yesterday, as he admired his new "toy" - a whopping 359-tonne mining excavator.

Chapel altar parties to go to mediation

The parties involved in the controversy over the future of the Teschemakers chapel altar are to go to mediation.

Waimate 50's revival great for town

Waimate 50's revival great for town Waimate is already buzzing about the revival of the Waimate 50 at Labour Weekend. Oamaru reporter Sally Rae talks to retailers and organisers about what the motorsport event will mean for the small South Canterbury town.