Sally Rae

Flying elephant

Flying elephant

A visitor to the Oamaru Public Gardens yesterday was amazed to see an elephant "flying around like Dumbo" before it was put on the back of a truck and taken away.

Green leader hails decision to call-in dairy applications

Green leader hails decision to call-in dairy applications

The decision to call-in consent applications for controversial dairy farm developments is a victory for the Green Party and for every New Zealander who cares about water quality and the "wonderful" landscape and biodiversity of the Omarama and Ohau area, Green Party co-leader Russel Norman says.

Support strong for Otepopo

Support strong for Otepopo

Placard-bearing supporters of Otepopo School gathered outside Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean's office in Oamaru yesterday morning to show support for the retention of the school.

Cowboys in pink for Waikouaiti fundraiser rodeo

Cowboys in pink for Waikouaiti fundraiser rodeo

Pink horses, pink barrels, pink flags and pink people.

MP joins call for dairy farm consent applications to be called in

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has joined those asking Environment Minister Nick Smith to call in the controversial Omarama-Ohau dairy farm consent applications.

Mission to help in Haiti

Mission to help in Haiti

The earthquake which has caused so much death, chaos and heartbreak in Haiti may well draw Oamaru missionary Robyn Couper back to the country she called home for 33 years. She talks to Sally Rae about her life there.

Oamaru begins initiative for Haiti

Oamaru begins initiative for Haiti

An emergency relief initiative to help Haitians following last week's devastating earthquake is being launched from Oamaru.

1855 submissions on dairy farm development

Williamson Holding Ltd's dairy farm development at Omarama has attracted 1855 submissions, the Green Party again urging the Government to call-in the resource consent applications, along with those for two similar developments.

Marmite reward after polar ski trek

Marmite reward after polar ski trek

As Kylie Wakelin was trekking towards the South Pole, she remarked on a website that she longed for Marmite and toast.

Mayor defends factory farm consents

Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton has rejected a suggestion from the Environmental Defence Society that land-use consents granted by the Waitaki District Council for intensive dairying in the Omarama and Ohau area are illegal.