Bouquets of flowers were found all around Oamaru yesterday.
The Department of Conservation is encouraging the North Otago community to keep an eye out for southern right whales and report any sightings.
Dunedin cyclist Johnny Van Leeuwen has competed in some of the toughest races in the world, but he was "very, very nervous" about riding the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail this week.
As part of a movement to bring more vibrancy and vitality to Oamaru's central business district, 46 local businesses have joined forces to launch a campaign to re-engage shoppers.
Waitaki Boys' High School hostel director Dan Keno is leaving his role at the end of the school term.
New Zealand’s mental health service is under strain — and the Waitaki district is no exception. Rebecca Ryan reports on one family’s experience.
No-one had claimed their remains. No family. No friends.
A witness has described hearing a ‘‘sickening’’ scream after a three-year-old boy was hit by a car in Oamaru yesterday.
Oamaru is not alone in facing small-town retail challenges, but Annabel Berry says there is no reason why the North Otago town cannot lead the way in addressing them.
A house at Riverside Village in Glenavy has been destroyed by fire this evening.
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.