Brer rabbit watch out. A sharpshooter wielding a .22 rifle will be roaming the Oamaru Public Gardens from tonight with eyes peeled for pesky bunnies.
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 North Otago.
Organisers of the 2013 Oamaru Stone Carving Symposium hope a home can be found somewhere in Oamaru for a new public sculpture.
Oamaru's Victorian Precinct is fast developing a reputation for combining modern technology with old-world charm, as a second smartphone app made especially for the precinct has been released.
A community group in Otematata is planning the ''best dam reunion'' ever to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Benmore power station and dam.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Despite penny-farthings having no gears, enthusiasts yesterday completed a ride of more than 300km from Aoraki/Mt Cook to Oamaru in just three days.
Oamaru residents are being targeted in a recruitment campaign for a Christchurch-based white supremacist group.
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.
Just three weeks after the Waitaki District Council was sworn in following last month's triennial local elections, a date has been set for a by-election that could cost about $20,000.
Large-scale corporate tourism in Oamaru is unlikely to grow unless the town gets a five-star hotel, Tourism Waitaki says.
A disaster relief fund has been set up in Oamaru to help people in the Philippines recovering from the ''monstrous calamity'' that was Typhoon Haiyan.
Members of the North Otago Filipino community are reeling from revelations that more than 10,000 people could have died in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan and face an agonising wait to confirm the fate of their loved ones back home.
Three members of an art-loving family in Oamaru have collaborated to produce a textile display at the Forrester Art Gallery.
The first of seven new information panels intended to bring more attention to what is believed to be New Zealand's largest war memorial was unveiled yesterday in Oamaru.
Two of the three warships deployed off the Oamaru coast as part of the international inter-service military exercise, Southern Katipo, last evening.
Oamaru is in the middle of a baby boom, and more than half of a record number of newborns delivered over the past year have been water-babies, according to Oamaru Hospital records.