The theme of Rural Women New Zealand's conference this week -
"Diversity in Action - Resilient Rural Communities" - proved
apt as conference goers spent two days with no heating.
It was business as usual at Five Forks School yesterday as
children swapped tales about enjoying the novelty of two days
Rare examples of Maori art have survived the dramatic
collapse of a rock outcrop at the Takiroa rock art site, near
Duntroon in North Otago.
Every Wednesday, Waitaki Community Gardens co-ordinator Annie
Beattie looks forward to the weekly visit from the crew from
The Sleigh family expects
an inquest will help answer some of their many questions
about how and why former Waimate man Johnny Sleigh ended up
in the River Thames.
Police investigating last week's fatal motorcycle crash north
of Oamaru want to hear from truck drivers or other motorists
who spent the night of May 12 at a stopping point at
An Oamaru woman who says her "totally intoxicated"
16-year-old son lay on the side of a road for two hours 100m
from home feels "let down".
Tim Beveridge will play the lead role of Jean Valjean in the
Oamaru Operatic Society's production of Les Miserables in
It will be a proud moment for Jan Tairua when she lines up at
the New Zealand sheep dog trial championships in Gore next
month, alongside her younger son, Carl.
Police checkpoints on State Highway 1 at Richmond and on
Horse Gully Rd early yesterday mornaking produced 20 positive
lines of inquiry into a fatal motorcycle crash last week.
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