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Fire destroys hire machinery in shed

Fire destroys hire machinery in shed

A fire safety officer was last night investigating the cause of a fire that damaged a shed and machinery at an Oamaru hire business yesterday.

Care unit enhanced

The former community care unit at Oamaru Hospital has been turned into a hospital-level residential care service.

Flying pig, Ali Baba in Fantasia

Flying pig, Ali Baba in Fantasia

Barbara Chapman candidly admits she is "nuts".

Santas set up as models of the community

Santas set up as models of the community

Christmas has arrived in Waimate, with Santa - and 49 other Santas - yesterday involved in a variety of activities in the business area.

Tourer comes home

Tourer comes home

For Nelson couple Lloyd and Gwen Ewing, their vintage car has special significance.

Rugby: Golden Oldies festival gets $92,000 boost

North Otago Rugby Union chief executive Colin Jackson is "absolutely rapt" with the announcement of a $92,000 grant towards hosting the Golden Oldies Rugby Festival in Oamaru next year.

Macraes open day honours Pike River miners

Macraes open day honours Pike River miners

A simple but poignant tribute was paid to the 29 men who died at the Pike River Coal mine at Oceana Gold's Macraes gold-mining operation open day at the weekend.

Oamaru's Santa parade largest for five years

Oamaru's Santa parade largest for five years

Santa Claus came to town in Oamaru on Saturday.

Mountain view

Mountain view

Landscape and portrait artist Belinda Weir will leave a colourful impression at Aoraki/Mt Cook, following a stint as artist-in-residence at the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre.

Kitten cops engine ride

It could have been a cat-astrophe.