When Barry Hobbs was a boy, he rode a pony at the North Otago A and P Show.
A young Alaskan man found dead on the south side of the Kakanui River mouth on Tuesday morning had drowned, a postmortem has confirmed.
A body found on the south side of the Kakanui River mouth this morning has been confirmed as missing Alaskan tourist Sean Francis Lawson (20).
Police hope a post-mortem today on the body of a missing Alaskan man, found on the south side of the Kakanui River mouth yesterday morning, will shed some light on what happened to him.
Eleven young women will be vying for the title of Miss A and P at the Plunket Electrical North Otago A and P Show on Friday night.
Cycling 9500km through Australia or pedalling around New Zealand would be a huge undertaking for most people - let alone a double leg amputee.
The "very high quality" of vegetable exhibits impressed judge Willis Warwick at the Kurow flower show on Friday.
Self-taught photographer Derek Golding has come a long way since he first picked up a camera in 2004.
The character of Oamaru's historic public gardens, which has been preserved over time, made curator Lucas Le Roux fall in love with them "right from the start".
Waitaki Girls High School principal Lynlee Smith is describing a major building redevelopment at the school this year as an "extreme makeover".
"Come on community - it is time to celebrate" is the message from Waitaki District Council chief executive Michael Ross as the Opera House opening festival begins today.
"A great family atmosphere", was how Oamaru wine and food festival co-ordinator Jo Sutherland described yesterday's event at the Oamaru Public Gardens.
People with an association with Longslip Station, near Omarama, are being invited to attend the property's 150th anniversary next month.
Waitaki mayor Alex Familton will don his cycle helmet and shorts today, for the Mayoral Challenge cycle ride.
Members of the Oamaru Titans Top Town team will strut their stuff during a new event at this year's North Otago A and P Show on February 28.
As Oamaru Opera House director Richard McWha prepares for the opening festival after a $10 million facelift, he speaks to Sally Rae about his passion for the project.
From Indian cuisine to ice cream, wine to waffles - there should be something to tempt all tastebuds at the Oamaru wine and food festival tomorrow.
A visit to Oamaru by cruise ship passengers this Sunday has been described by Scott Elliffe, of Living History New Zealand, as a "ground-breaking step" for the district.
Keith Sutherland has been running heading dogs at the Tokarahi Collie Club's trials for "40-odd" years.
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.