A car-pooling log-book will be trialled this month in a bid to help people cut their fuel costs and cope with the long-term impacts of climate change and fluctuating oil prices.
Police inquiries are continuing into the truck crash on the Lindis Pass which blocked State Highway 8 for most of Wednesday.
Members of St Thomas's building committee are seeking public support to keep the Omarama church operating.
A woman killed in a motorcycle accident on a North Otago farm on Saturday was a genuinely nice and well-liked person who sent most of her money back to South Africa for her 11-year-old daughter, her employer said yesterday.
Waitaki district councillor Peter Garvan yesterday expressed concerns about the justification for a possible extension to Oamaru's liquor ban, saying the media reported breaches of the ban as if they were "common criminals".
The development of the Otago Stadium in Dunedin was "absolutely critical" for the region, rugby enthusiast Kevin Malcolm told a public meeting in Oamaru last night.
An Oamaru resident says his flat was burgled while he lay in Oamaru Hospital on Sunday.
Fraggle the pig threatened to steal the show at a pet day in Oamaru yesterday.
A farm worker was killed while riding a four-wheel-motorcycle on the lower Waitaki plains on Saturday - the second farm motorcycle fatality in North Otago in less than a month.
A 17-year-old Oamaru youth will appear in the Oamaru District Court today charged with aggravated robbery, after a man was attacked and his wallet stolen as he walked along Thames Highway yesterday morning.
Secondary school pupils with an interest in the performing arts gained valuable hands-on-tuition from industry professionals at the weekend.
A community tree-planting day was held in Oamaru yesterday to beautify the area along the Oamaru Creek beside Chelmer St.
The 20th anniversary of the Oamaru Pacific Island Community Group will be marked today with a night of food, music and dance, Pacific Island style.
Kauru Hill sisters Renata (8) and Shannon (4) Burnett have been busy teaching their pet lambs to lead.
A new group to support the work of Living History NZ will be launched in Oamaru on November 10.
The Waitaki district now has 14 licensed regional tourism ambassadors. The group, presented with their ambassador badges yesterday by Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton, completed a new, six-week course at Aoraki Polytechnic's Oamaru campus.
Waitaki District Health Services, which runs Oamaru Hospital, has recorded an operating profit of $89,259 for the past financial year.
When Ann Willetts treads the boards at tomorrow's opening night production of Oklahoma! in Oamaru, she will cement her place in opera house history.
Former Waitaki mayor Alan McLay says he is "rapt" with the refurbishment of the Oamaru Opera House.
Pamela Gordon, niece of author Janet Frame, will speak at a function today to celebrate the opening of new display cabinets housing the Janet Frame and heritage collections at the Oamaru Public Library.