Organisers of a steampunk fashion show and ball in Oamaru on
Saturday say it is going to be an "awesome" event.
"It came quickly and left just as fast," Waitaki Civil
Defence spokesman Scott Ridley said yesterday, as floodwaters
disappeared across the district.
The rain might be over, but motorists in the Waitaki district
have been reminded there are pot-holes and debris
"everywhere" as a result of the prolonged flooding.
Police arrested at least one driver near Hampden on Saturday
after motorists' frustration at having to wait for flooded
roads to be reopened boiled over.
Waitaki District Council communications officer Scott Ridley
believes he has appeared on every television network and
radio station in New Zealand this week.
A fund-raising dinner at The Homestead, in Oamaru, on June 13
will raise money for the emergency relief initiative Project
HHH - Hearts and Hands for Haiti.
It was business as usual at Five Forks School yesterday as
children swapped tales about enjoying the novelty of two days
The theme of Rural Women New Zealand's conference this week -
"Diversity in Action - Resilient Rural Communities" - proved
apt as conference goers spent two days with no heating.
Rare examples of Maori art have survived the dramatic
collapse of a rock outcrop at the Takiroa rock art site, near
Duntroon in North Otago.
Every Wednesday, Waitaki Community Gardens co-ordinator Annie
Beattie looks forward to the weekly visit from the crew from
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