A rise in storefront vacancies on Oamaru’s main street is also causing landlords to rethink how they fill their spaces in the new climate.
A mysterious red light in the sky, initially thought to be a flare from a stricken vessel, spurred a fruitless search off the North Otago coast yesterday evening.
Georgie Salter was never one for awards or accolades.
In the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack, there has been a significant increase in interest in Oamaru's Islamic Centre.
Before he ran the Fort Enfield Tavern, Johnny Rogers spent 22 years in the New Zealand Army as a chef.
Children from various social and service clubs gathered at the services section of the Oamaru Cemetery yesterday afternoon to take part in an annual posy-laying ceremony before Anzac Day.
Amid the horror of the March 15 terror attacks in Christchurch has been an outpouring of goodwill for the Muslim community and the victims' families, whose lives have been altered irrevocably.
Aura Twining first caught George James' eye in 1948 when she started biking past Stevenson and Cook Engineering Company in Port Chalmers, where he worked as a boiler-maker.
A motorcyclist's attempt to evade police at speeds of up to 170kmh came to an end when he ran out of petrol in Oamaru.
Emergency services evacuated homes in north Oamaru on Monday night after reports of a suspected gas leak at Quality Bakers.
Following the terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, an illustration by a former Oamaru artist has been shared widely online.
Employers and educators have joined forces in the Waitaki and Waimate districts to help young job-seekers enter the workforce and employers with the appointment process.
Jason Forrest and Nick Anderson are the new North Otago Heartland coaches.
What's a trip to Oamaru without taking in a bit of Steampunk?
Tension ran high at a community meeting about the future of the Oamaru Hospital on Friday night.
"What a night." Musical Theatre Oamaru president Daniel Martin expected the society to pick up some awards at the Otago Southland Theatre Awards (Ostas), but winning six - including best overall production - was "just amazing".
When Rebecca van Dijk was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer last year, she thought she would be a little bit creative and name it “Brad Pitt”.
Firefighters helped to remove an elderly Oamaru woman with serious injuries from a car involved in a two-vehicle crash in Oamaru last night.
Oamaru Hospital clinical director Dr Pragati Gautama believes Oamaru Hospital is an "excellent location" to have rural hospital medicine.
''You could call us the living dead - we feel dead inside, we don't know what we're going to do, but we're alive.''