Sally Rae

Football: Following in the footsteps of Maradona

Football: Following in the footsteps of Maradona

Waitaki Boys' High School footballer Logan Plumlee has been offered the opportunity of a lifetime - a trial with Argentinos Juniors, Argentina's premier division champion and the club where Diego Maradona once played.

Man charged over motorcyclist's death

Man charged over motorcyclist's death

A commercial truck driver has been charged with careless driving causing the death of young dairy farm worker Tom Fry at Richmond last month.

'Best small school' to close

'Best small school' to close

Otepopo School - a former winner of the Goodman Fielder best small school award - will close on September 24, Education Minister Anne Tolley announced yesterday.

Tonsils at heart of 60-year marriage

Tonsils at heart of 60-year marriage

A bout of tonsilitis brought North Otago couple Ron and Ruth McNally together - and they are still together after 60 years.

Health team gets big tick

Health team gets big tick

Pupils at St Joseph's School in Oamaru are a healthy lot - and have a certificate to prove it.

SH1 problems to be raised

The Waitaki District Council will discuss the issue of State Highway 1 at Big Kuri Creek, just north of Hampden, and at Richmond-Hilderthorpe - both sections of road closed recently due to flooding - with the New Zealand Transport Agency.

Wanted: Old cars for charity

Wanted: Old cars for charity

"This is a rare beast," Wes Davies said this week, as he admired a 1957 Dual Ghia at Tempero Coach and Motor Company in Oamaru.

People for the steeple

A group called Friends of Kakanui Church has been formed in support of the retention of the township's 140-year-old Presbyterian church.

Extra chill factor

An ice-cream eating competition will be a novel addition to the annual Port FM midwinter swim at Oamaru Harbour on Sunday.

NZ Suffolk rams providing genetic boost in UK

NZ Suffolk rams providing genetic boost in UK

England may be the birthplace of the Suffolk sheep breed but one English sheep stud is set to get an injection of New Zealand genetics - all the way from Hakataramea.