Sally Rae

To market, to market to buy fine fare

To market, to market to buy fine fare

French tarts are a big seller at Ian and Pam Currall's stall at the Kurow farmers market.

Lazy Cat, busy man

Lazy Cat, busy man

Vaughan Tessier-Varlet admits he is a workaholic.

Keeping celebrations within bounds

Police have increased their presence in the Waitaki Valley this holiday period, following problems with drunken teenagers in Otematata at Labour Weekend. Sally Rae goes on the beat on New Year's Eve and in the early hours of 2010.

Veranda back on

Veranda back on

One of Oamaru's most prominent buildings is being restored to its former glory.

Moon challenge fails to shine

Moon challenge fails to shine

Armed with a stick bearing the heads of 15 decapitated Barbie dolls, Honey Wilson was ready to do battle at the Oamaru Public Gardens on Thursday.

Merino pies, hot demand

Merino pies, hot demand

Steve Hotton's merino meat pies are selling like . . . well, hot pies.

Rescue veteran's efforts celebrated

Rescue veteran's efforts celebrated

John McLellan is not one for a fuss. Ask him what he thinks of receiving the Queen's Service Medal for services to marine search and rescue, and the 82-year-old Moeraki identity responds, "I thought that sort of thing was wiped long ago."

Picturesque meeting proves popular with punters

Picturesque meeting proves popular with punters

Windy and, at times, wet weather failed to deter a large crowd attending the Kurow Jockey Club's annual race meeting yesterday.

The country meeting, scheduled on its traditional date of December 30 instead of early January, is always a popular event on the calendar of holidaymakers staying in the Waitaki Valley.

Police pleased with results of liquor ban

Police pleased with results of liquor ban

A temporary liquor ban in Omarama following the Omarama rodeo "worked very well", police said yesterday.

Magnificent red flying machine big drawcard

Magnificent red flying machine big drawcard

Red Cat, the newest arrival at the Omarama airfield, is causing quite a stir.