Sally Rae

Doors to open at smithy

The historic Nicol's Blacksmith Shop in Duntroon will be fired up and opened to the public on Saturday.

Here comes the pennyfakething

Here comes the pennyfakething

Forget penny-farthings - the pennyfakething is the latest craze to hit Oamaru.

Gamers enjoy monster LAN

Gamers enjoy monster LAN

There was little sleep to be had as gaming enthusiasts enjoyed a non-stop 24-hour Monster Local Area Network (LAN) party in Oamaru recently.

Metallurgist finds new role challenge

Metallurgist finds new role challenge

"Technology, eh." Metallurgist Geua Kivung beams as she describes how the oxidation process can be done in 60 minutes in the process plant at OceanaGold's Macraes site, rather than the traditional method which takes millions of years.

Monster truck is in safe hands

Monster truck is in safe hands

Mining in New Zealand is a male-dominated industry, so what is it like for women at Oceana Gold's mine at Macraes? Sally Rae talked to a nail-polish wearing grandmother who drives a 120-tonne truck.

Rugby team signs contract to keep drinking in check

Rugby team signs contract to keep drinking in check

Athletic Marist Rugby Football Club's premier team has signed an innovative contract aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm in the Waitaki district.

Macraes: Digging in our backyard

Macraes: Digging in our backyard

Investment and jobs are key factors in any decision to allow mining of New Zealand's protected land areas. OceanaGold has been digging in our backyard at the Macraes site in East Otago for 20 years. Sally Rae and Craig Baxter went underground to meet the workers.

Trekker back on tractor for cancer

Trekker back on tractor for cancer

Brian Sargent is on the road again.

Discussions on drought

The effects of drought on farming practice will be discussed at a meeting at Five Forks this month.

Qualities recognised at school funeral

Qualities recognised at school funeral

Tony Wood wanted to be an army medic.