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.
Claims from an Oamaru farm worker that he had been
unjustifiably sacked from his job have been rejected because
the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) was not convinced
the man had been dismissed at all.
Pride and sadness were on display in equal measure in Oamaru
yesterday, as Filipino children at St Joseph's school were
joined by their Kiwi school-mates in a flag-raising ceremony
and a rendition of the Philippines national anthem.
The numbers of people walking around Oamaru in full Victorian
regalia have been growing by the day this week, which can
only mean one thing - the annual Oamaru Victorian Heritage
Celebrations are here again.
After four years helping create a community garden that has
inspired both young and old gardeners, Annie Beattie this
week passed on the job of Waitaki Community Gardens
co-ordinator - and her prized teapot - to a new co-ordinator.