Young dog triallist Todd Rowland, in his first full season of
the sport, helped create an Otago trifecta at the Tux South
Island sheep dog trial championships at Geraldine on Friday.
Oamaru Harness Racing Club life-members Neville Simpson and
Jack Browne are looking forward to a special race meeting at
the Oamaru racecourse tomorrow.
When Tristine Simpson had her first child nearly 27 years
ago, she joined the Tokarahi sub-branch of Plunket.
The vision of four North Otago farmers in the 1970s has paid
off, with the historic Nicol's Blacksmith Shop in Duntroon
receiving national recognition from the New Zealand Historic
The parents of a boy with a split kidney who was sent home
from Oamaru Hospital last month and told to "harden up" are
not making a formal complaint.
It all started when Lisa Pope's grandparents, Stan and Jean
Roney, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary at the Star
and Garter restaurant in 2005.
The New Zealand Spinal Trust is again reaping the fruits of
the labour of volunteer pickers at boutique vineyard Ostler
Wines in the Waitaki Valley.
Otepopo School commissioner Mike Allison's comment that the
views of both groups should be respected was a "positive
step", a school parent said yesterday.
A report by commissioner Mike Allison on the troubled Otepopo
School at Herbert has found a community concerned about the
viability of its school and divided in its views over the
"I just do what has to be done," Ross McMillan says with a
broad grin as he peels potatoes at the North Otago dog trial
championships being held on his family's Waianakarua farm.
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