The simple life - Kurow's small-town charm - is at the heart of what makes the Kurow Festival Market Day special, Kurow Festival Market Day committee member John Brocas says.
Tailgate barbecues, cold drinks with mates, summer dresses and family get-togethers were as much the order of the day as horses at the Kurow Racecourse yesterday.
Another Waimate building has been taken on board by a local firm committed to refreshing the South Canterbury town.
Nicko Mannix says he has been given a second chance at life.
A crowdfunding campaign to establish a Central Otago wellness retreat will not begin until a New Zealand-based management team is found.
The big bulls at Omarama turned some of New Zealand's toughest cowboys into rag dolls in the rodeo arena yesterday.
After a $2.5million upgrade, the transformation of the former Stringer and Co building at the corner of Thames and Eden Sts into a 15-room "upper end" boutique hotel is nearly complete.
Oamaru police are appealing for information about a mystery woman who helped a teenager who suffered burns in a suspicious house fire this week.
An Oamaru woman who started a Givealittle page for the victims of Reed St's Boxing Day house fire says she has never met the family who lost "everything'', but says the fire was "a bit too close to home''.
Oamaru's self-described ''heritage watchdog'' has called for fewer cars in the Oamaru Harbour area as well as no new buildings on the waterfront.
The gaping hole in a Weston road - damage from heavy November rain - will cost $300,000 to repair, Waitaki District Council assets group manager Neil Jorgensen says.
A boxing Day fire destroyed a Reed St home yesterday and left the Oamaru single mother-of-three who lived there ''absolutely gutted''.
An Oamaru teenager has been taken to hospital after escaping a serious blaze, which is being treated as suspicious, just before firefighters arrived.
Oamaru's community spirit was once again on display in Orwell St on Christmas Day.
Oamaru's little penguins are being tracked through turbid water which was a result of an unseasonably stormy start to summer.
Zero nests next year. That's the goal for the rooftop at Countdown Oamaru after two years of problem-level numbers of red-billed gulls nesting atop the supermarket.
Eleven of the 53 yellow-eyed penguin chicks at Moeraki are in rehabilitation.
With 878 responses to the Oamaru Harbour survey and more than 40 written submissions, the Waitaki District Council has received more feedback than ever as it begins work on its masterplan for the...
The Oamaru Opera House has been named the top venue in a smaller centre in New Zealand by Arts on Tour NZ.
Oamaru's 1882 public art gallery will be closed for at least the rest of the year after toxic mould was discovered during maintenance work.