Sally Rae

Minister awarded study scholarship

Minister awarded study scholarship

The Rev Graeme Munro, of Oamaru, leaves next month for a three-month sabbatical in England - and he cannot wait.

Bit of a flutter

Bit of a flutter

When it comes to loyal punters at the Kurow Jockey Club's annual race meeting, it's hard to go past Pixie.

Olivia grew up to be a cowgirl

Olivia grew up to be a cowgirl

Waylon Jennings has had an unsettling effect on a lot of people, but nothing comes close to the love Olivia Ross has for him. Sally Rae talks to the rodeo enthusiast about her chances of becoming the first woman to win an all-around New Zealand open rodeo title.

Willow Park a family affair

Willow Park a family affair

The story of Ian and Gloria Hurst's elegant home in North Otago is all about the girl-next-door - and a black chook which unwittingly played Cupid. Sally Rae explains.

Campers in high spirits despite rain

Campers in high spirits despite rain

"This is camping, eh," beamed Red Cunningham yesterday, as he watched heavy rain out the window of his luxurious motorhome, Poverty Lodge.

Ready for another 'hare-brained scheme' in 2012

Ready for another 'hare-brained scheme' in 2012

When Kylie Wakelin admits she doesn't actually like the cold very much, it sounds a little ironic.

Summer school offers survival skills

Summer school offers survival skills

Concerned about peak oil and climate change? So is Oamaru's Natural Heritage Society.

Ringo shines as a saddle bronc

Ringo shines as a saddle bronc

Ringo must be thanking his lucky stars.

Family moved to tears by response

Family moved to tears by response

A young Belgian family who lost their possessions in a crash last week have been moved to tears by the generosity of New Zealanders.

Waitaki event developer knew the job would suit her perfectly

Waitaki event developer knew the job would suit her perfectly

When Jan Kennedy saw an advertisement for an event development officer in the Waitaki district, she thought, "That's my job."