The number of arrest related to meth in Oamaru rose rapidly in the past year, but social service agencies and a former addict say the statistics still don't reflect just how widespread the issue has become in North Otago.
At a glance, a small road in Kakanui being given its first name might not appear to be very newsworthy.
Fifty years ago, 17-year-old Dawn Murphy passed her interview with flying colours and started a job at the Otago Daily Times North Otago office.
More signs at the intersection of T Y Duncan and Shortland Rds in Oamaru could help prevent another tragedy there, a retired police officer says.
A large vegetation fire which scorched an estimated 1000ha of matagouri, scrub and grass in the Hakataramea Valley is now largely under control.
A woman was trapped in her car after she crashed when she swerved to avoid a wallaby near Waimate this morning.
It will not just be pilots training at Oamaru Airport next year.
It will not just be pilots training at Oamaru Airport next year. The National Trade Academy (NTA) has announced plans to establish a dairy farm school at the airport, next to the NTA-affiliated New Zealand Airline Academy.
World War 2 service medals found by a baggage handler at Brisbane Airport have made their way back to their original owner in Oamaru.
House prices in one Otago district have risen at almost double the rate of national growth.
Oamaru sports clubs are calling for a renewed push for a new indoor recreation centre.
It is not often members of the losing team and its supporters queue to shake hands with the referee.
North Otago residents are taking security measures into their own hands.
One of the age-old adages of rugby is the most crucial times to score are either side of halftime.
After 36 years, "forgotten Mary" has been remembered.
Southern regional tourism operators say the decision to scrap monthly accommodation figures could harm the industry.
After 36 years waiting at an Oamaru funeral home, ''forgotten Mary'' will soon be laid to rest.
Maheno School has a mystery to solve.
Often regarded as the world’s most expensive spice, saffron is now being grown in the Waitaki Valley.
“There is a reason the record is 44 years old.” Ultra marathon runner Curly Jacobs has been forced to abandon his attempt to break the record for fastest time to run the length of New Zealand.