Friendly Bay in Oamaru is to get friendlier still, as community members of all ages combine to convert a fishing boat into the first installation of a steampunk-themed playground.
Whiria Meltzer is going places fast, and he's pretty quick, too. Ben Guild talks to him about his rugby plans.
A large hay bale stack bearing the image of one of Kurow's favourite sons has been erected in the township ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
A North Otago farmer was back with his family yesterday after a routine stock check led to an unexpected stay in a hut in the snow near Dansey Pass.
Clearing roads after mid-August's heavy snowfalls proved an expensive exercise for the Waitaki District Council.
A fire-ravaged house in Caledonian Rd was visited by more than 200 curious locals yesterday in an Oamaru Fire Service initiative designed to increase awareness of fire safety.
The Waitaki District Council has adopted a development plan for Oamaru Harbour, but some councillors are concerned about how to pay for it.
Workers are putting in a total of 5000 hours a week at the Benmore substation to improve the electricity supply between the North and South Islands in a $672 million project.
Waitaki Boys' High School rector Paul Baker has resigned after 13 years at the helm of the Oamaru secondary school. Oamaru reporter Ben Guild talks to Dr Baker about his time at the school, his plans for the future and living with Parkinson's disease.
A book celebrating the life of Oamaru equestrian identity Margaret McQuade will be released at the end of the month.
Christine Moffat is the new co-ordinator of the Presbyterian Support (Otago) buddy programme in North Otago.
Police did not need dogs to track two alleged burglars 12 blocks through Oamaru yesterday - they followed footprints in the snow.
Oamaru belly dance and salsa teacher Cristina Hidalgo thrills the crowd at the Winter Carnival hafla in Oamaru on Saturday night.
Both Oamaru stockists of the contentious 2011 adidas All Blacks jerseys have slashed their prices to keep pace with larger national retailers.
People are always interested in the ages of the All Blacks - but they never take much notice of their birthdates. Ben Guild looks into an interesting theory behind the numbers.
The North Otago Rugby Union and the Alcohol Advisory Council (Alac) cannot see eye to eye on the best way to help young people.
Dominique Klippel wants to see Oamaru aflutter with foreign flags in early October while hundreds of senior men crash into each other during the Waitaki Golden Oldies Rugby Festival.
The semifinal spots were confirmed at the Edgar Centre on Saturday as the regular season wound down on the senior men's competition.
The Saints (7-7) kept marching during week 14 of the senior men's competition at the Edgar Centre on Saturday.