Sally Rae

Mayor gets to grips with the job

Mayor gets to grips with the job

When Claire Barlow changed jobs earlier this year, she did not have far to move.

Five Forks residents plan 100-year party

It may be 18 months away but the Five Forks community is already gearing up for a big celebration.

Paramedic 'humbled' by rare honour

Paramedic 'humbled' by rare honour

Being able to help people in a time of need is reward enough for Waimate man Grant Eames.

Exhibition inspired by artist's late wife

Exhibition inspired by artist's late wife

Barry Mackenzie wishes his late wife Else could see his exhibition at the Forrester Gallery in Oamaru.

Exhibition stirs memories

Memories will come flooding back for those viewing the Friendly Bay Carnival exhibition at the North Otago Museum.

Oh, to be top dog again

Oh, to be top dog again

Russell Peek won his first open dog trial with a heading dog called Speck at Millers Flat in the early 1970s, and has never looked back. Sally Rae reports.

Imported horse reigns supreme as star rodeo events performer

Imported horse reigns supreme as star rodeo events performer

Dawson is the star of the stable for the rodeo-mad Causer family.

Kidnap, assault, intent to rob charges

Kidnap, assault, intent to rob charges

Three Oamaru males will appear in the Dunedin District Court today on serious charges, including kidnapping, following an incident in Oamaru on Friday morning.

Holiday fun in the Waitaki Valley

Holiday fun in the Waitaki Valley Every year, thousands of holidaymakers flock to the Waitaki Valley to spend their Christmas and New Year holidays.

Some still prefer to ''rough it'' by sleeping in tents, while others prefer the comfort of a caravan or motorhome.

Some bring everything but the kitchen sink - a few even manage to bring the sink - while other campsites are a little more basic.

Days are spent on the hydro-electric lakes - water-skiing, boating and swimming - or generally relaxing around the campsite, socialising and enjoying a traditional New Zealand family summer holiday.

'Camping as it should be' proves a winner

'Camping as it should be' proves a winner

Don't ask Bill Young what makes the Herbert Forest Camping Ground such a great place to camp.