Sally Rae

Pizzeria rises from the ashes

Pizzeria rises from the ashes

When Alex Lothian received an early-morning phone call in June last year saying his business, Stefanos Pizzeria, was on fire, he thought it was a joke and hung up.

Children delight in disguise

Children delight in disguise

Colour and chatter filled the Grainstore Gallery in Oamaru yesterday as children attended mask-making workshops under the guidance of Oamaru artist Donna Demente.

Novice exhibitor decides to wing it

Novice exhibitor decides to wing it

When Peter Keen was selecting his entries for the Oamaru Poultry, Pigeon and Canary Society's 125th jubilee show this week, exacting science played little part.

Golf club's future unclear with huge water cost hike

The Otematata Golf Club is facing a massive increase in the cost of water it uses, which could almost double membership fees and put its future in doubt.

Submission bid to save school

Otepopo School parents and staff have prepared a submission for Education Minister Anne Tolley stating their "unequivocal desire" for the school to remain open.

Vicarage to keep up appearances

Hyacinth Bucket, of Keeping Up Appearances, is stepping in to help the Kurow vicarage. "Mrs Bouquet's Candlelight Supper at the Vicarage" will be held on July 31 in Kurow, following a public meeting to discuss establishing a new community heritage tourism enterprise utilising the St Albans vicarage and grounds.

Kids wrap up ancient embalmers' task

Kids wrap up ancient embalmers' task

Toilet paper was in hot demand at the What Next school holiday programme in Oamaru this week.

Children were divided into groups and each group had to wrap their "mummy" using three rolls of toilet paper.

The mummies had to be covered so they had no clothing or skin showing, and they then had to take part in a race, without the wrapping coming undone.

Two-year jail sentence for teenager understandable, mother says

Two-year jail sentence for teenager understandable, mother says

Drink-driving has to be stopped, a North Otago mother whose 15-year-old daughter died in a crash says.

'Kingdom Come' rumours denied

'Kingdom Come' rumours denied

Kingdom Come director-producer Dean Wright has rejected rumours the biblical epic has been abandoned and the sets would be dismantled.

Otago red-deer trophy heads to be displayed

Otago red-deer trophy heads to be displayed

Red deer trophy heads taken from the famous Otago herd will be on display in Oamaru this weekend.