Sally Rae

Grant for hall

Grant for hall

The historic Weston Hall is set for a major make-over.

A taste for wine in former post office

A taste for wine in former post office

The Waitaki Valley's fledgling wine industry has been boosted with the opening of a wine-tasting and retail facility in Kurow.

Dairy submissions hit 3000 and rising

Dairy submissions hit 3000 and rising

About 3000 submissions have been received on the controversial dairy farm development in the Omarama-Ohau region, with two or three a minute arriving electronically at Environment Canterbury for much of yesterday.

Big dairying won't work, farmer says

Big dairying won't work, farmer says

Omarama farmer Simon Williamson believes plans for 16 dairy farms in the Omarama-Ohau area, with up to 17,850 cows in cubicle stables, are not economically viable.

Debate rages over dairy farms

Debate rages over dairy farms

"Enough is enough", a meeting on proposed dairy farm development in the Omarama-Ohau region was told last night.

Police investigate suspicious fire of straw bales

Police are investigating a suspicious fire in a stack of straw bales on a rural North Otago property earlier this week, which could cost a farmer close to $10,000.

Bike run to help toddler

A motorcycle poker run in North Otago today will raise money for Jade Moffatt, the Oamaru toddler born with his bowel outside his body.

Years of service honoured

Years of service honoured

North Otago Budget Advisory Service co-ordinator Marge Giles has been helping people with their finances for the past 25 years.

Sixty years and no regrets

Sixty years and no regrets

When it comes to weddings, it's hard to top the Louden and Rawson families.

Three sisters and a brother in the Louden family married three brothers and a sister in the Rawson family.

That included Don and Daphne (nee Rawson) Louden, who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Oamaru yesterday.

PM joins 'factory farm' concerns

PM joins 'factory farm' concerns

Prime Minister John Key and Agriculture Minister David Carter yesterday joined growing opposition to "factory farming" in the Omarama-Ohau area.