Not many people can claim to having an All Black in their family. Even fewer can claim to having one who was partly responsible for naming the All Blacks - but Heather Woodrow can, as Sally Rae reports.
The seed for farmer and author Lindsay Malcolm's latest book was sown over the wool-table in the shearing shed many years ago.
Work on logging wilding trees in Quailburn Rd, near Omarama, has been postponed.
"Beware: Silent Attack Dog On Premises" reads the rather menacing sign in the windscreen of Ros Booker's motor home.
After nine years of managing the North Otago rugby team, affable and popular rugby enthusiast Gerard McCarthy has decided to step down. He talks to Sally Rae about his time with the team.
Ardgowan School's new principal Julie French says she could not be happier.
Working as an understudy on live history show The Great Storm of 1868 is the best summer job Genevieve Scanlan (17) can think of.
Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton yesterday encouraged the Oamaru Titans Top Town team to enjoy the competition - but also to "really give it that competitive edge".
North Otago Federated Farmers plans to tackle Rodney Hide over the "sheer frustrations" farmers are experiencing with Environment Canterbury.
Visitors to Oamaru stopping in Severn St will be able to find up-to-date information about accommodation, dining and attractions in the area.
An innovative programme aimed at reducing drink-driving in the Waitaki district might be tried nationally if a six-month trial proves successful.
Police inquiries are continuing after a car, possibly travelling at speeds of up to 180kmh, crashed into a garage and hit a parked vehicle just north of Oamaru, on Tuesday night.
West Coast flora is the subject of an exhibition at the Forrester gallery by former Otago secondary school art teacher Barry Walsh.
"It's hard to watch it. It always makes me cry." Debbie Devon was speaking after the launch yesterday afternoon of a new programme aimed at reducing drink-driving in the Waitaki district.
From truck-driving to shearing to writing out speeding tickets, Eric Mattock has tried many jobs in his lifetime but these days the no-nonsense former musterer tends a different flock as minister of St Stephen's Church in Kurow, as Sally Rae discovers.
A notable piece of Canterbury and Otago history - a quarrel over boundaries - will be marked today with the unveiling of a new interpretation panel near Lake Ohau.
Oamaru Titans captain, Senior Constable Darrin Low jokes he is the "token old man" of the town's Top Town team.
There has been a changing of the guard within the Waitaki Guardians, the community patrol set up last year to counter increasing crime and bad behaviour in central Oamaru.
The New Zealand Transport Agency has investigated concerns raised about warning signs at the pedestrian crossing on the top of Severn St and has agreed they are not in the best position.
About 3500 tickets have already been sold for a 48-hour festival featuring New Zealand music, near Twizel in February.