Sally Rae

Cavalcade grand finale ready to go

Cavalcade grand finale ready to go

The marquee is up and the horse paddocks ready as Oamaru prepares to welcome the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust's cavalcade today.

Organisation scouting around for new leaders

Organisation scouting around for new leaders

Derek Beveridge is desperately seeking scout leaders.

Waimate 25 years of March Hare rally

Waimate 25 years of March Hare rally

Triumph or Harley-Davidson? There will be a fair bit of good-natured banter and rivalry over the various marques at the annual March Hare rally in Waimate this weekend.

Submission period for tenure review extended

A new deadline has been set for public submissions for the Wolds and Maryburn tenure review preliminary proposals in the Mackenzie district.

Cavalcade keeps them coming

Cavalcade keeps them coming

The Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust's annual cavalcade hits Oamaru today for the finale at the racecourse. Sally Rae caught up with the Tussock Creek light wagon trail earlier this week and met some of its characters.

Recovery described as 'miraculous'

Recovery described as 'miraculous'

Every day is special for Greg Garvan. Mr Garvan (56) has made what doctors describe as a miraculous recovery from a very rare medical condition called Poems syndrome, a disease a medical professional once told him made rocking-horse manure look commonplace.

Trail riders relishing a taste of yesteryear on traverse

Trail riders relishing a taste of yesteryear on traverse

For the 17 riders on the Speight's pack-horse traverse on the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust's cavalcade, their journey from Omarama to Oamaru is a taste of yesteryear.

Fine turn out for the show

Fine turn out for the show

Danielle Simpson loves riding a horse that has been turned out immaculately.

Equestrian riding high

Emma Simpson says being selected as second reserve for the New Zealand team for the Inter Pacific exchange is the greatest thrill in her 11-year involvement in pony club competitions.

Stakes ready for Stake Ya Claim

Stakes ready for Stake Ya Claim

Claims will be staked at the Oamaru racecourse next week, just like in the pioneering days on the gold fields.