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Midwinter madness takes dip

Midwinter madness takes dip

About 50 hardy swimmers braved the waters of Friendly Bay at Oamaru Harbour yesterday, for the annual Port FM Local midwinter swim.

'Genuine mistake' by council

'Genuine mistake' by council

The Waimate District Council says it made a "genuine error" when filling out statistics, which meant it appeared near the bottom of the list for processing resource consents on time.

Young Oamaru man on a mission (again)

Young Oamaru man on a mission (again)

Ryan Craig is on the road again.

Reason given for drop in crime

Reason given for drop in crime

Crime figures in Waitaki are down because of partnerships formed in the district, Waitaki community safety officer Alison Banks says.

45 South fund woes

The future of Oamaru's television station 45 South is uncertain after an unsuccessful application for funding in the latest New Zealand On Air funding round.

Veteran keen on memorial

Veteran keen on memorial

Wild horses could not keep Stan Wilson away from the rededication of the Boer War monument in Oamaru on Saturday.

Underpasses concern AA

Underpasses concern AA

Delegates at a recent national New Zealand Automobile Association conference were "appalled" at the condition of stock underpasses in the Waitaki district, North Otago AA district chairman Graeme Dodd says.

Scouting stalwarts to be honoured

Scouting stalwarts to be honoured

Sandra Hawkins may have been involved with the Scouting movement for 25 years but she has no plans for retirement.

Dangers of drinking on school stage

Dangers of drinking on school stage

A play illustrating some of the consequences of teenage binge drinking will premiere at Waitaki Boys High School next Thursday night.

Garage sale find important piece of history

Garage sale find important piece of history

A bargain garage-sale find has turned into an important piece of North Otago motoring history.