Sally Rae

Salmon season near end

With the salmon fishing season drawing to a close on the Waitaki River, a flurry of activity is expected in the next week.

Families enjoying Kurow break

Families enjoying Kurow break

All Grace Astle wanted for her sixth birthday was fish and chips for tea. But takeaways were off the menu on February 22 - the day of the Christchurch earthquake - as what started off as a normal day for the Astle family turned into anything but.

A national park out in the back yard

A national park out in the back yard

When Joy Gibson decided to brighten up her back yard in Oamaru, she did it in style.

Figurative carving his passion

Figurative carving his passion

Creating a plaster bust of himself felt a little like doing his own headstone, Marcus Wainwright admits.

Weapon of mass destruction

Weapon of mass destruction

"Not every small rural town has their own giant robot," steampunk enthusiast Iain Clark mused as he admired Oamaru's latest acquisition.

Moving back to a safer place

Joan Dick knows all about living through earthquakes. The former Oamaru resident, who has spent the past 21 years in Christchurch, has decided to move back to Oamaru permanently.

Selfless citizen honoured

Selfless citizen honoured

For Sharon Reeves, being involved with the fire brigade has been a family affair.

Just what the pupils ordered

Just what the pupils ordered

Children at Ardgowan School have an exciting place to play after their new playground fort was officially opened by Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton last night.

Instructor ready to fly

Instructor ready to fly

Sven Thelning has always wanted to be a pilot.

Trek to raise funds for school trip

Macraes-Moonlight School is calling on horse enthusiasts to help send all its pupils to Wellington.