Two weeks' worth of carving at the eighth Oamaru Stone Symposium came to an end with a silent auction at Takaro Park on Sunday.
The new holder of the national men's penny-farthing bicycle racing championship title is a boy.
The corsets were tight, the beards bushy and romanticism all around at the Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations over the weekend.
A 21-year-old Central Otago man has been charged with a number of driving offences following a high-speed single vehicle crash on State Highway 8 near Omarama on Thursday night.
Oamaru artist Kit MacGregor, pictured with two of his paintings, is hoping to raise sufficient funds to accompany two other paintings to an exhibition at the Angora Art Gallery in New York next year.
Twenty-nine years ago, Oamaru woman Tristine Clark walked into Plunket in Tokarahi after the birth of her first son.
Often, in times of great turmoil and unrest, a prophet will rise above the masses and hold court on society's ills.
Christchurch artist Ruth Killoran has looked at ease since November 5 while carving stone in Takaro Park during the Oamaru Stone Symposium.
Kirbati, Tuvalu and other Polynesian islands are an ocean away from Oamaru.
The New Zealand Army's Southern Reaper exercise concludes today with open days at the Oamaru Marist Rugby Football Club and Seddon Square in Waimate. Ben Guild toured Waimate with the army on Thursday to observe the exercise.
Oamaru woman Sue Downton has returned home from a fortnight in the Bay of Plenty spent caring for little blue penguins fouled or threatened by oil spilling from the shipwrecked Rena.
April 20, 2009, is a date Constable Paul Mander will never forget.
Oamaru-born Dan Keno has returned home to head the Waitaki CIB. Ben Guild caught up with him on his second day in the job.
Departing Waitaki Boys' High School rector Dr Paul Baker was honoured in a stirring farewell assembly in the school's Hall of Memories yesterday morning.
Adult learning week is almost over. Ben Guild caught up with 61-year-old Oamaru man Brian Hanham at Literacy North Otago to chat about the effect education was having on his life.
The Takiroa Maori rock art site near Duntroon has been closed for 17 months, since torrential rain led to the collapse of the limestone cliff above it.
A national police campaign targeting unrestrained passengers and motorists using cellphones resulted in the issuing of 38 infringement notices in the Waitaki District in a four-day period.
Nineteen carvers will today begin shaping 26 tonnes of Oamaru stone at the eighth Oamaru Stone Symposium at Takaro Park over the next fortnight.
If Graham Murphy and Richie O'Hara had their way, they would never fly with Qantas again.
New Zealand Army soldiers patrol the eastern pavement of Thames Highway in Oamaru yesterday. Soldiers patrolled the streets in an urban training exercise in preparation for overseas deployment.