Sally Rae

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.

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.

Cowboys in pink for Waikouaiti fundraiser rodeo

Cowboys in pink for Waikouaiti fundraiser rodeo

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Blowing his own horn

Blowing his own horn

When Greg Hill played his alphorn on the steps of the Opera House yesterday, all that was missing was a herd of goats and a lonely goatherd.

Dividends of being part of a culture of giving back

Dividends of being part of a culture of giving back

Volunteer fire brigades are a key part of small, rural communities. Sally Rae talks to recently trained members of the Otematata Fire Brigade to find out what it means to be a firefighter.