Sally Rae

Street racing returning with a roar

Street racing returning with a roar

The Waimate 50 is back.

Masquerade parade a hit

Masquerade parade a hit

From superheroes to lions, skeletons to Queen Victoria, there were a wide variety of masks featured at Oamaru's midwinter masquerade on Saturday night.

Response pleases irrigation company

Response pleases irrigation company

Lower Waitaki Irrigation Company chairman Chris Dennison is encouraged by the interest shown in extending the delivery of water.

Meridian says it has no new power project

Meridian says it has no new power project

Meridian Energy says there is no definite plan in place to develop a hydro-electric project on Lake Pukaki.

Haiti trip feels like 'intrepid journey'

Haiti trip feels like 'intrepid journey'

Former Waitaki mayor Alan McLay, who flew out yesterday for earthquake-stricken Haiti, feels like he is heading off on an "intrepid journey".

Waimate Policy reviewed

The Waimate District Council has reviewed its credit-card policy.

New uses for willow

New uses for willow

Professional willow basket-maker Mike Lilian has been busy weaving willow at the Waitaki Community Gardens this week.

SPCA seeking help to move

North Otago SPCA is seeking support from the community to enable it to move into much-needed new premises.

Chilling with the chooks

Chilling with the chooks

Jo Walshe loves her chooks.

In fact, the secondary school teacher likes nothing better than coming home from work and feeding her feathered friends.

Old soldier takes his final journey

Old soldier takes his final journey

Waimate war hero Eric Batchelor - aptly described as "an ordinary extraordinary person" - was farewelled yesterday with military pomp and ceremony.