Colour and chatter filled the Grainstore Gallery in Oamaru yesterday as children attended mask-making workshops under the guidance of Oamaru artist Donna Demente.
The Otematata Golf Club is facing a massive increase in the cost of water it uses, which could almost double membership fees and put its future in doubt.
Hyacinth Bucket, of Keeping Up Appearances, is stepping in to help the Kurow vicarage. "Mrs Bouquet's Candlelight Supper at the Vicarage" will be held on July 31 in Kurow, following a public meeting to discuss establishing a new community heritage tourism enterprise utilising the St Albans vicarage and grounds.
Otepopo School parents and staff have prepared a submission for Education Minister Anne Tolley stating their "unequivocal desire" for the school to remain open.
Photo by Sally Rae. Toilet paper was in hot demand at the What Next school holiday programme in Oamaru this week. Children were divided into groups and each group had to wrap their "mummy" using three rolls of toilet paper. The mummies had to be covered so they had no clothing or skin showing, and they then had to take part in a race, without the wrapping coming undone.
More stalls and more visitors is the message from organisers of a monthly market at the Oamaru Garrison Band hall.
The long arm of the law has finally caught up with an Oamaru man on a 21-year-old arrest warrant.
A tree which fell across State Highway 85, near Dunback, caused three separate accidents, with one involving the fire appliance which went to the aid of a couple who had crashed into the tree.
Red deer trophy heads taken from the famous Otago herd will be on display in Oamaru this weekend.
Mud - as well as petrol - was almost flowing through the veins of those taking part in North Otago's first four-wheel-drive mud-plug on Saturday.
The Oamaru Her Business Network has been named in the top two networks in New Zealand at the recent Bloom Her Business forum and awards in Auckland.
"It's another nice job," Oamaru motor body builder Rod Tempero says, rather nonchalantly, as he admires a very rare Maserati which could be worth close to $1 million once restored.
The sale of the Omarama Medical Centre has created an opportunity to "start the ball rolling" to substantially upgrade the town's memorial hall, Ahuriri Community Board chairman Craig Dawson says.
A new timetable for Oamaru's air service will start on July 20.
Norm Hewitt loves how the North Otago community is taking ownership of the alcohol issue.
Stargazers are looking forward to the reopening of Oamaru's Stoke St observatory after a two-year closure.
The Waitaki District Council is toasting its new Ministry of Health Aa grading for the Oamaru water supply - a far cry from seven years ago when it was rated Ee.
The Waitaki District Council yesterday adopted its 2009-19 Waitaki Community Plan, confirming a 3.6% increase in its overall rates take for the next financial year.
North Otago power lines company Network Waitaki has returned a net surplus after tax of $2.6 million for the financial year ending March 31.
Wild horses could not keep Stan Wilson away from the rededication of the Boer War monument in Oamaru on Saturday.