The growing number of migrant workers settling in the Waitaki
district, speaking a diverse range of languages, including
Swahili, are in need of interpretation services, the Waitaki
Multicultural Council says.
A scientific project to collect layers of sediment dating
back to the end of the last Ice Age from the bottom of Lake
Ohau has been granted more than $750,000 to create the most
detailed climate study of South Island weather ever tackled.
When the devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck
Christchurch in February 2011, a beloved family pet was so
traumatised she had to be sent to Kurow to recover - but more
than two years later Ruby the dog is back with her owner, and
coped with Monday's large aftershock thanks to her time in
A change to the Government's tertiary education funding
policy is being blamed for the closure of an Oamaru training
and job-placement service run by CCS Disability Action (CCS),
with the loss of five jobs.
When you are a motocross rider performing death-defying jumps
on a daily basis, a sore body is taken for granted, but
16-year old Joel Meikle also had to deal with having
arthritis on his way to winning a national title.