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.
Former world champion Carsten Jorgensen says orienteering is a "cool" sport.
The Oamaru Public Library's newest librarian knows he has big shoes to fill.
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Peter Jean Caley might have exhibited his art around the world, including Dubai, the United States and the Florence Biennale, but he is feeling right at home in an old shop in Waimate's main street.
Ben Liley jokes that he was given his son's "hand-me-up" French horn.
Popular Anglican vicar Kumar Anandanayagam will leave Oamaru this month with fond memories of the town and its people.
Jenny Gray reckons a good rural upbringing in North Otago "can take you anywhere".
Alan McLay and his big red bus have been a familiar sight around North Otago since he bought the distinctive vehicle seven years ago.
Sue Bailey's cup runneth over.
Sun umbrellas quickly became rain umbrellas - and even chairs were used as impromptu shelter - at the Kurow Jockey Club's race meeting on Saturday afternoon.
Steve Hotton admits opening a new business venture in a recession is "really throwing our cards against the wall".