Sally Rae

Plenty to do despite closure of school

Plenty to do despite closure of school

It was business as usual at Five Forks School yesterday as children swapped tales about enjoying the novelty of two days at home.

Maori rock art undamaged in huge rock fall

Maori rock art undamaged in huge rock fall

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.

Gardeners look forward to weekly visit

Gardeners look forward to weekly visit

Every Wednesday, Waitaki Community Gardens co-ordinator Annie Beattie looks forward to the weekly visit from the crew from Idea Services.

Waimate family waits for answers

Waimate family waits for answers

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.

Truck drivers may be of help

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 Richmond.

Drinking incident prompts warning

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".

Beveridge to play lead in 'Les Mis'

Auckland performer Tim Beveridge will play the lead role of Jean Valjean in the Oamaru Operatic Society's production of Les Miserables in September.

Dog trialling in family

Dog trialling in family

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.

20 leads on death of teen motorcyclist

20 leads on death of teen motorcyclist

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.

Angus wins at Beef Expo

North Otago stud Angus breeders Neil and Rose Sanderson are delighted with their success at the Meat and Wool New Zealand Beef Expo in Feilding this week.