Sally Rae

Dream run downstream

Dream run downstream

"Unbelievably magnificent" was how Bruce Parker described his trip down the Waitaki River on board a mokihi (reed boat).

35-year police career acknowledged

35-year police career acknowledged

"One hell of a contribution" was how Police Minister Judith Collins described Senior Constable Bruce Dow's 37 years as a police officer.

Friend of Haiti heading back

Friend of Haiti heading back

Robyn Couper is heading to Haiti.

Turning 102 'not too bad'

Turning 102 'not too bad'

Jim Brown was enjoying himself at the Waimate Dog Trial Club's annual trials yesterday.

Old friends in high places

Old friends in high places

They might not have the kitchen sink but three liberators at the North Otago dog trial centre championships at Dunback this week do have the living-room couch.

Waimate teen killed in crash named

Waimate teen killed in crash named

A Waimate teenager was killed and another youth critically injured when a car and a horse truck collided just north of the Waitaki River bridge, near Glenavy, yesterday.

New chief fire officer appointed

New chief fire officer appointed

When Steve Couper joined the volunteer fire brigade 30 years ago, he saw it as a good way to give something back to the community - and he still feels exactly the same.

Mokihi to voyage back in time

Mokihi to voyage back in time

A traditional form of transport used by the Waitaha people on the Waitaki River for hundreds of years will be celebrated this month.

Rugby: Ex-Waitaki player heads for Russia

Rugby: Ex-Waitaki player heads for Russia

Nick McLennan is bound for Russia.

McLennan (21), who grew up in Oamaru, is heading to Krasnoyarsk to play professional rugby for Krasny Yar.

Father passes huntsman reins to son

Father passes huntsman reins to son

After 10 years as huntsman for the Waimate District Hunt, John Wall has handed the reins to his son Hamish.