Sally Rae

'Les Miserables' lead gets to work

'Les Miserables' lead gets to work

When Tim Beveridge was asked if he was interested in performing the lead role in the Oamaru Operatic Society's production of Les Miserables, he jumped at the opportunity.

Charity ball 'a great way' to honour her son's memory

Charity ball 'a great way' to honour her son's memory

"It's just your worst nightmare, that 'cancer' word, and you just think, 'Oh my goodness; here we go again."

Dream to restore wheel a step closer

Dream to restore wheel a step closer

A former North Otago man's dream of seeing the water wheel on Old Mill Rd in Oamaru restored is a step closer.

Fears of damage if altar removed

Dunedin stonemason and sculptor Marcus Wainwright believes the marble altar at the Teschemakers Chapel will be damaged if an attempt is made to move it.

Bid to set aside chapel order

Bid to set aside chapel order

FR Mark Chamberlain, of Dunedin's Holy Name Parish, has filed an application to set aside the interim enforcement order which stopped work on removing the altar from the Teschemakers Chapel earlier this month.

Bid to extend record of service

Bid to extend record of service

New Zealand's longest-serving district councillor, Ray Bennett, of Timaru, hopes to extend his impressive record of 50 years' public service by being re-elected at this year's local body elections.

Sign welcomed

The Waitaki Tourism Association is delighted with the Waitaki District Council's decision to approve the installation of a sign at Oamaru's northern entrance.

Up to challenge of award win

Up to challenge of award win Riverstone Kitchen, near Oamaru, was this week named supreme winner in the Cuisine New Zealand Restaurant of the Year awards. It was the first time a South Island restaurant had won the title. Sally Rae talks to the owners about their rise to the top.

Medical relief team to speak on Haiti project

The medical team which worked in Haiti as part of an emergency relief initiative, Project HHH, will attend a public meeting in Oamaru on Sunday.

Public meeting supports keeping chapel intact

Public meeting supports keeping chapel intact

A public meeting in Oamaru last night overwhelmingly resolved to support the retention of Teschemakers Chapel, including its fixtures and fittings, in its entirety to allow future public access and use.