Sally Rae

People for the steeple

A group called Friends of Kakanui Church has been formed in support of the retention of the township's 140-year-old Presbyterian church.

Extra chill factor

An ice-cream eating competition will be a novel addition to the annual Port FM midwinter swim at Oamaru Harbour on Sunday.

NZ Suffolk rams providing genetic boost in UK

NZ Suffolk rams providing genetic boost in UK

England may be the birthplace of the Suffolk sheep breed but one English sheep stud is set to get an injection of New Zealand genetics - all the way from Hakataramea.

Top conditions for mud-plug

Top conditions for mud-plug

4WD enthusiasts got downright dirty at the Rotary Club of Waitaki's mud-plug on Saturday.

Pork sausages make finals at Fine Food NZ

Pork sausages make finals at Fine Food NZ

When it comes to sausages, Sue Morton knows a thing or two about what makes a good pork banger.

Colourful mural tells story of district

Colourful mural tells story of district

A new mural, providing a burst of colour at Waihao Downs School, near Waimate, has been designed to tell the story of the district.

Volunteer acknowledged

Volunteer acknowledged

Oamaru man Andrew Dunn was among 21 volunteers whose contributions to a wide variety of organisations were recognised at a function in Auckland this week.

ETS changes offer opportunities

Opportunities come from change.

Leaving dear harp tugs at heartstrings

Leaving dear harp tugs at heartstrings

With Lynley Caldwell heads to France and Ireland in a few weeks, she admits it will be a strange feeling leaving her beloved harp behind.

Hitchhiker killed was Dunedin man

A hitchhiker killed on State Highway 1 in Hampden on Wednesday night after apparently being struck by a truck and a car was believed to be a Dunedin man.