Andrew Ashton

Pohutukawa a crimson weathervane

Pohutukawa a crimson weathervane

It promises to be a long, hot summer in Oamaru, if the legend of the pohutukawa tree is to be believed.

Police seeking witnesses to Benmore boating incident

Police seeking witnesses to Benmore boating incident

Police in Oamaru investigating the circumstances that led to a man being paralysed after an accident on the Ohau C boat ramp on Lake Benmore have released a photograph of a woman who may be able to help with their inquiries.

Music camp a real tonic

Music camp a real tonic

Now in its 18th year, the Waitaki Summer Music Camp is still growing in popularity with musicians from across New Zealand - and one top-level musician returned this year just for the fun of it.

Credit to district for royal lunch food choice

Credit to district for royal lunch food choice

A Kakanui vegetable grower says being chosen to supply food for an upcoming royal visit was not just a recommendation for one man, but also overdue recognition for the whole Waitaki district.

Anger, sadness at 'Hay Family' fire

Anger, sadness at 'Hay Family' fire

Residents and tourists in Kurow yesterday expressed anger and disappointment after the town's most prominent summer tourist attraction was destroyed by fire.

Crossing feedback needed

The New Zealand Transport Agency has begun to gauge local opinion on the need for traffic lights at an accident-prone pedestrian crossing in Oamaru's north end.

Union a return to the good old days

One of New Zealand's oldest Rotary clubs will return to its original format at the end of this month when the Rotary clubs of Oamaru and Waitaki are reunited into one body for the first time in 35 years.

Public workshops to provide lakefront project greater detail

Two public workshops will be held this month to provide more detailed information to Lake Tekapo residents on a planned project to redevelop the township's lake front, after a supermarket chain became the first party to buy land earmarked for development.

New Year busiest time for recycling

New Year busiest time for recycling

Christmas and New Year in Oamaru for many people was as much ''out with the old and in with the new'' as it was ''one man's junk is another man's treasure'', if usage of the Waitaki Resource Recovery Park in Oamaru is any indication.

Police seek witnesses to 'freak accident'

Police seek witnesses to 'freak accident'

Police are seeking witnesses to help shed light on how a man was left paralysed after becoming tangled in a boating rope at the Ohau C Camping ground on Lake Benmore.