Sally Rae

Couple feared loss of children to CYF

A man and woman who sparked an armed offenders squad callout near Palmerston in February decided to go bush in the South Island, because of concerns two young children would be removed from their care, a jury in the High Court at Timaru heard yesterday.

Wonderland gardens turn 50

Wonderland gardens turn 50

There could well be fairies in the bottom of the Wonderland gardens at the Oamaru Public Gardens tomorrow.

History comes alive with mill

History comes alive with mill

Things are cranking up at Clarks Mill.

Fundraiser in true high country style

Never mind cake stalls and cheese rolls - Omarama School, in true high country style, has come up with a much more innovative fundraiser.

Argentina stay in offing for teacher

Argentina stay in offing for teacher

Jo Thomas will say adios to staff and pupils at Oamaru Intermediate School in March when she leaves for a three-month exchange to Argentina.

Family ready for trolley challenge

Family ready for trolley challenge

Watch out for the Flying Banana.

Electrifying backdrop for fashion shoot

Electrifying backdrop for fashion shoot

aurie Foon has spent 15 years rifling through fashion magazines but has never seen anything like the fashion shoot she has just finished at the historic Waitaki dam.

Surplus sale at school

The Upper Waitaki community will have an opportunity next month to view the new school buildings at Waitaki Valley School.

Youth group submission against easing liquor ban

Youth group submission against easing liquor ban

A suggestion the liquor ban in the Oamaru Harbour area should be eased has prompted the local Students Against Driving Drunk (Sadd) organisation to speak out in opposition.

Quirky steampunk exhibition planned

Steampunk is coming to Oamaru. Weta Workshop, the visual effects company that has won many Academy Awards, has confirmed its involvement in a steampunk exhibition opening at the Forrester Gallery on November 7.