Sally Rae

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.

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.

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.

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.

Weapons recovered after brawl

A fight on a north Oamaru street on Saturday morning developed into a brawl.

Shearing a passion for travelling farmers

Shearing a passion for travelling farmers

When Katiki farmers Steve and Margaret Vickers go on holiday, they tend to follow one of their passions - shearing.

Welcome to the Centrewood Spring Fete

More than 100 stalls have been booked for the inaugural Centre-wood Spring Fete at Waimate.

Reading is the answer

Reading is the answer

Thanks to Literacy North Otago, Tina Braxton can now confidently bake a cake or a batch of biscuits.