Sally Rae

Poppies laid at memorial oaks

Poppies laid at memorial oaks

St Patrick's Scouts Brian Driessens (left) and Jibi Kunnethedam, both 14, lay a poppy at a memorial oak tree in Severn St, Oamaru, yesterday.

Drought decision welcomed

Otago Adverse Support Trust chairman David Shepherd is pleased the Government is extending drought relief to parts of Otago and South Canterbury.

Talks on future of Otepopo School

Talks on future of Otepopo School

The Ministry of Education has been asked to consult the boards of trustees at Hampden, Maheno and Weston schools on the possibility of retaining education on the Otepopo School site in Herbert as a "second campus" of one of the schools.

Drought relief expanded to Otago

Drought relief expanded to Otago

The Government is extending drought relief to a further four regions, including areas of Otago and South Canterbury, as some farmers describe the situation as "desperate".

New role for former coach

New role for former coach

Former North Otago rugby coach Mike Mullins has a new job.

Govt help sought as drought bites

Govt help sought as drought bites

Worsening dry conditions have forced rural farming leaders to seek help from the Government.

Dry, but it's been worse, Kauru Hill farmers says

Dry, but it's been worse, Kauru Hill farmers says

Kauru Hill farmer Bryce Burnett admits that before a recent family holiday he was "getting a bit annoyed" about the dry conditions.

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.