A convenience stop in Oamaru proved inconvenient for an elderly Blenheim woman who was left behind at a public toilet when her husband of 64 years and a friend accidentally drove off without her.
A "Priceless" Italian marble statue of St Dominic, in the grounds of Teschemakers, has been vandalised beyond repair and will have to be removed.
People are being warned to be wary of swimming or allowing dogs access to the Shag and Waianakarua rivers following the discovery of a toxic algae.
In today's economic climate, opening a new business could be seen as an ambitious move - particularly in a small, rural town such as Waimate.
Latitude 45 cafe and wine bar owner Bruce Morrison plans to write to Tourism Minister John Key and Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean outlining his concerns about the possible introduction of a tourism rate in the Waitaki district.
Flushing of the Waitaki River next week will give the river "a good clean out", Fish and Game officer Graeme Hughes says.
The Waitaki Tourism Association has organised a public meeting on Monday to discuss the possible introduction of a tourism rate in the Waitaki district and the possible expansion of the Oamaru business area rate.
The annual New Zealand Suzuki Institute's South Island camp celebrates its 21st birthday this week.
When three North Otago men went wallaby shooting last weekend, they really did bring home the bacon - all 166kg (367lb) of very big boar.
The Waitaki River will be flushed next week when Meridian Energy releases 950cumecs of water down the river.
Yesterday may have dawned fine and sunny in North Otago but it was a different story 60 years ago, as Alan and Edna Ross well remember.
Things are hotting up in Omarama with the opening of a new business venture, Hot Tubs Omarama.
It would be fair to say elephants and black stilts have little in common - except Abby Smith has looked after both.
After being raise on a diet of white worms when didymo affected their natural diet, back on a natural diet this juvenile black stilt catches a fly. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery. Human intervention, which brought the black stilt (kaki) back from the brink of extinction, has now overcome one of the problems posed by didymo - its effect on food sources which were used to feed chicks in captivity.
Canterbury glider pilot Derek Kraak spent a frustrating three hours above Glendhu Bay on Monday, waving to people on a beach while soaring "a wee knob".
Detective Warren Duncan has always wanted an overseas deployment.
The first anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's death was marked with a short ceremony at Aoraki-Mt Cook yesterday.
The Otago Regional Council has directed the Waitaki District Council to further investigate a former timber treatment site on Oamaru's foreshore, following concerns by environmentalist Lorraine Adams about contamination.
Meridian Energy expects to be spilling water from South Island hydro-electricity generating lakes for the next few days.
Oamaru Victim Support is desperately short of volunteers.