Sally Rae

Steps to reducing poverty

Steps to reducing poverty

Neill Ballantyne is on a mission - to help end extreme poverty around the world.

Divided on ridge

A proposal to rename South Ridge on Aoraki-Mt Cook in honour of Sir Edmund Hillary, has attracted strong opposition.

Sponsors identify needs first-hand

Sponsors identify needs first-hand

Lindsay and Dalaine Walker love children.

Country lodge wins national award

Dome Hills Station High Country Lodge, in North Otago, has won the best nationwide hotel category in the Corporate Events Guide People's Choice Awards.

Dansey Pass trail ride roars into life

The North Otago hills were alive with the sound of almost 1000 motorcycles on Saturday as Australasia's largest one-day trail ride roared into life.

Vintage Buick the sum of its parts

Vintage Buick the sum of its parts

When John Chynoweth and Sharon Chambers cruised into Oamaru yesterday afternoon in their gleaming 1918 Buick car, it was hard to believe it used to be "a heap of parts".

Test run for trolleys

Test run for trolleys

Calling all trolley enthusiasts. A trolley derby "test run" will be held on Tuesday on the Wansbeck St course, in preparation for the main event a week today, which is part of Oamaru's Victorian heritage celebrations.

Safety close to her heart

Safety close to her heart

"If you make a difference for one family, then it's worthwhile." Since the death of her teenage son in 2003, Oamaru woman Helen Algar has been involved in raising public awareness about text-message bullying.

Lavender farm finding favour

Lavender farm finding favour

It's hard to miss the bright purple gateway on the road through the Dansey Pass.

Penny-farthing tour begins

The pennies are going on parade. The penny-farthing tour leaves Kaiapoi today, arriving in Oamaru on Wednesday in time for the opening of the town's annual Victorian heritage celebrations.