Sam Julius (18) is enjoying his involvement with the Community Clean Up project in Oamaru.
As well as being sisters, Gemma and Becci Huls share several other bonds - they are both teachers and now buddies.
Hours of training have paid off for Oamaru teenagers Nicole Herron and Stacey Kerin who both won bronze medals at the recent Gymsports New Zealand national championships at Mystery Creek.
Four North Otago businesses have collaborated to raise funds for the Red Cross relief efforts in the tsunami-stricken island of the Pacific.
Stonemason Bill Dooley, who has spent 62 years working with Oamaru stone, says the suggestion the stone is too reflective is "absolutely bloody ridiculous".
At an age when most racehorses are considered over the hill, 13-year-old Oamaru trotter Raymauwarrhen Sun is showing no signs of slowing down.
Work began yesterday on repairing the damaged Marine Parade seawall at Oamaru Harbour.
"The recession's had it," Palmerston business owner Jim Moffat declared yesterday as the small community celebrated its revival.
Six Oamaru schoolgirls will be interviewed by police after bragging at school about stealing clothing and footwear from an Oamaru business.
Arthur Wilson has just had his lawn-mowing "contract" rolled over for another five years.
Police have identified a man who asked to take photographs during a pre-school swim class at the Waitaki Aquatic Centre last week and then photographed women in the Oamaru Public Gardens.
A new direction for Crown pastoral land, which the Government says strikes a balance between economic use and environmental and cultural values, has been welcomed by high-country farmers.
This large rock from Birdwood Station is about to become a war memorial in Omarama.
Talented young North Otago rider Joel Meikle is off to the Australian junior motocross national championships this month.
A DVD has been commissioned as a "mark in time" of what is going on in community education in North Otago.
"I absolutely love it. It's just the best thing on a morning like this," Waitaki Community Gardens co-ordinator Annie Beattie said yesterday during an open day at the gardens.
Waitaki District Health Services has submitted a new proposal to Otago District Health Board chief executive Brian Rousseau in another attempt to allow scans to be performed in Oamaru to avoid patients having to travel to Dunedin.
The high attendance at Oamaru Hospital's emergency department could lead to charges being introduced.
Sheep and beef farming, with their supporting industries, were promoted to secondary school pupils at the recent Omarama Bark Up so young people will seriously consider it as a career when they leave school, as Sally Rae reports.
Caroline and Nadia Maxwell love Cats.