Sally Rae

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.

Simple things count for John

Simple things count for John

It's the simple things in life that now count for Hampden man John Shaw - like smelling the roses and walking on the beach.

Two-term mayor standing again

Waimate Mayor John Coles is seeking his third term.

Network Waitaki director to resign

Network Waitaki director to resign

Newly appointed Network Waitaki director Danny Hailes will resign from the position in December, before taking up a new job in Invercargill.

Social needs to be identified

The social needs of the Waimate community will be explored over the next three years.

Young Farmer winner glad to be back at work

Young Farmer winner glad to be back at work

Feeding sheep on the family farm at Kia Ora, in North Otago, will be one of the main chores today for Grant McNaughton.

Mini-bale business grew from farmers' UK visit

Mini-bale business grew from farmers' UK visit

A trip to England two years ago has led to a new business venture for Waianakarua couple Graeme and Henrietta Purvis - haylage mini-bales.

After 125 years, St John still relies on volunteers

After 125 years, St John still relies on volunteers

When Graham Hill became involved with St John Waitaki in Kurow, he never thought he would still be there 39 years later.

Cameras installed at traffic lights

Motorists running red and amber lights in Oamaru this month run the risk of being caught on police video.