Search and rescue teams were called to two separate events in North Otago on Wednesday night.
Ann Stephens, previously of Oamaru, has been inducted into the New Zealand Squash Hall of Fame.
Oamaru man John Baster got so tired of waiting a year for his specially designed orthopaedic shoe that he created his own. Ben Guild finds out how changes to the orthotics system are frustrating people who need the service.
Cold water, cramps and low lake levels were not enough to stop Connor Bryant from completing his 17km swim down Lake Aviemore for CanTeen last Saturday.
A Waitaki District Council representative has conceded that there is an issue of earthquake safety relating to several council-owned buildings in Oamaru.
The $1500 raised through a silent art auction has brought Oamaru artist Kit McGregor one step closer to accompanying two of his paintings to an exhibition at the Angora Art Gallery in New York next year.
Sirens reverberated around Oamaru on Monday night, yet there was no fire, injury or offence in sight.
Separately, they survived polio and World War 2.
A fire tore through a garage in Sandringham St, Oamaru, yesterday after neighbours spotted thick, black smoke billowing out of the building and alerted emergency services.
Perhaps in deference to the warm weather, Santa traded his traditional sleigh for a jet ski during the annual Christmas Parade in Oamaru on Saturday.
Thousands of dollars worth of stolen property have been recovered following the execution of three search warrants in North Otago.
Between 65-70 entries will cruise through Oamaru during the 51st annual Windsor Rally today.
Waitaki District Council representatives are bemoaning the recent spate of sign vandalism in the district.
The old adage says you must crawl before you can walk.
They have been astounded in Christchurch, swooped on by magpies on deserted back country roads and amazed by the scenery.
It began with a chat over a beer in 2004. Seven years of hard work and painstaking attention to detail later, the restoration of the North Otago Club has won two architectural awards.
The designer of a revolving table intended to more safely and efficiently sort mixed recyclables is hailing the innovation as a social and fiscal success.
Oamaru's nosy parkers will unite this weekend for a Homes, Gardens and Studio Tour with a twist.
John McGlashan College pupil Connor Bryant (17) is preparing to swim one kilometre in Lake Aviemore for every year of his life.
The body of 59-year-old Pleasant Point fisherman Peter Hunter was recovered off the coast of Timaru yesterday morning after it is believed his fishing trawler sank.