Volunteers at Totara Estate south of Oamaru are helping bring the historic site alive each morning this summer.
Just over 1800 submissions have been received on Williamson Holdings Ltd's controversial dairy farm development at Omarama.
When Reina Dornan turned 40, she decided to learn the clarinet.
The calling-in of resource consent applications "makes sense" because the issue of proposed large-scale dairy farm development in the Omarama and Ohau area was too big for Environment Canterbury to handle properly, Labour's water quality spokesman Brendon Burns said yesterday.
When Oamaru accountant Tony Brady walks out of his office for the final time, he admits it will be a strange feeling.
When land baron Robert Campbell married in 1868, he decided the attractive two-storey homestead on Otekaieke Station was not big enough to live in.
Armed with a stick bearing the heads of 15 decapitated Barbie dolls, Honey Wilson was ready to do battle at the Oamaru Public Gardens on Thursday.
Windy and, at times, wet weather failed to deter a large crowd attending the Kurow Jockey Club's annual race meeting yesterday. The country meeting, scheduled on its traditional date of December 30 instead of early January, is always a popular event on the calendar of holidaymakers staying in the Waitaki Valley.
Police have increased their presence in the Waitaki Valley this holiday period, following problems with drunken teenagers in Otematata at Labour Weekend. Sally Rae goes on the beat on New Year's Eve and in the early hours of 2010.
John McLellan is not one for a fuss. Ask him what he thinks of receiving the Queen's Service Medal for services to marine search and rescue, and the 82-year-old Moeraki identity responds, "I thought that sort of thing was wiped long ago."