Sally Rae

Waitaki community organising support

A meeting in Oamaru yesterday morning shared ideas on how the Waitaki community could best help earthquake-stricken Christchurch.

Police hail decency of man's act

The actions of a man who dropped strangers' bags into the Oamaru Police Station yesterday, after Christchurch's devastating earthquake, "reinforces the decency of human nature", police said.

Secrecy surrounds A and P show event

Secrecy surrounds A and P show event

Psst ... did you know the "judges" from American Idol are coming to the Plunket Electrical North Otago A and P Show tomorrow night?

Plenty of variety on patrol

Plenty of variety on patrol

Clocking an ''idiot'' driver at 198kmh, dealing with the tragedy of young accident victims and helping save a motorist's life - retiring Senior Constable Alex Wynne reckons he could write a book.

Writing workshop for Farrell

Writer Fiona Farrell will return to her home town to lead a creative writing workshop in April.

Hoping for Hollie at wine, food festival

Hoping for Hollie at wine, food festival

For Candy and Jonty Penney (pictured), attending the Oamaru Wine and Food Festival yesterday was all about Hollie.

Many happy returns for festival

Many happy returns for festival

Oamaru wine and food festival co-ordinator Jo Sutherland shows off the recyclable polymer glasses that will be on sale at the festival tomorrow.

Saddlebags packed and ready to go

Saddlebags packed and ready to go

When it comes to the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust's cavalcade, Ruth Hanson is raring to go.

'Waiareka Warriors' recorded

'Waiareka Warriors' recorded

When Anzac Day dawns in the Waiareka Valley this year and the immortal words "We will remember them" are uttered, there will be a greater understanding of just who is being remembered.

Tenure review call criticised

Tenure review call criticised

A plea by Forest and Bird for the Government to halt tenure review proposals for two Mackenzie Basin pastoral leases has been described as "outrageous" by Bronwen Murray, one of the lessees involved.