Civil defence emergencies at times turned into ''sleepover parties'' at the Witehira house.
Rugged colonial settlers are rubbing elbows with Victorian ladies and gentlemen in the streets of Oamaru.
Understanding the hazards posed by earthquakes during "peace time'' will be a major focus of an international earthquake science conference in Otago this week.
There is a sense of urgency among those trying to keep yellow-eyed penguins from disappearing from mainland New Zealand. Nevertheless, every breeding season brings hope. Hamish MacLean reports.
The Christchurch company wanting to test its aerial technology in Central Otago has announced it has reset its bid to use Alexandra airspace.
The roundabout planned for Oamaru's worst intersection for crashes will probably not be built until the new year.
The Christchurch company that applied to establish 500sq km of restricted airspace in Central Otago has today announced it has cancelled its application.
One of Oamaru's newer success stories is moving into the former home of one of Oamaru's oldest.
Waitaki deputy mayor Melanie Tavendale has voiced her concerns over recent price rises for locals at the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony and Whitestone City.
The sand sausages at Oamaru Harbour have failed and must be removed, an Oamaru activist says.
Oamaru Harbour is teeming with little penguin life as the breeding season is on pace to set records at the harbour's two monitored colonies.
Due to the response in the first week of public engagement, the Waitaki District Council moved the first public meeting for the Oamaru Harbour master plan to a bigger venue this week.
Awamoa Park could prove a controversial location for St John's new ambulance base.
Friends of Oamaru Harbour joint co-ordinator Vicki Jayne accused the Waitaki District Council of ''blanket secrecy'' in its harbour dealings yesterday.
Long drives to practices could soon be over for Omarama netball parents.
The Waitaki District Council has removed what it believes was the source of fuel found seeping into Oamaru Harbour last week.
A toilet has been installed at an overused Omarama campsite and fencing is expected next month.
All 12 Greenpeace activists arrested in July after a dairy expansion protest in the Mackenzie have been granted diversions, the group says.
Images provided by Biosecurity New Zealand show the threat wilding pines present to New Zealand landscapes.
The Waitaki District Council has begun its consultation on a masterplan for the Oamaru Harbour and surrounding area.