A high wooden fence is being built around the Oamaru Creek penguin refuge, near Holmes Wharf, providing protection for its inhabitants.
Waitaki Valley School board of trustees chairman John Watherston is "extremely confident" a comprehensive building programme will be completed by the start of the 2010 school year.
The Weston Bowling Club - which will notch up its 70th anniversary this year - is in danger of folding due to lack of numbers.
Waitaki plains sharemilkers Aaron Hawkins and Tracy Finch take pride in their stock.
It was a monumental mission.
A campaign targeting driver inattention at intersections near some of North Otago's largest workplaces is being well received.
The message is still not getting through about the need to take care at the Deborah overbridge, just south of Oamaru.
Guzzling five litres of fuel a minute, travelling by jet-boat might not be Paul Collings' most economical mode of transport but it certainly is the fastest.
Sina and Sene Fanene are an inspiration both on and off the rugby field.
Education is the key to keeping methamphetamine out of North Otago, police say.
Having her business scrutinised by three experts reminded More Wacky Ideas art gallery owner Larina Tiffen of the television series Dragon's Den.
Pressure points and bedsores will be a thing of the past at Oamaru Hospital with the acquisition of three new gel mattresses.
Damien McNamara has always been fascinated with both Oamaru's historic buildings and the Victorian era.
Third-generation motor body builder Rod Tempero has branched out on his own, opening a workshop in a converted poultry shed.
Heavy seas have again eroded into the coast south of Oamaru over the past couple of weeks, cutting chunks of tarseal out of the temporarily closed section of Beach Rd.
Oamaru's Forrester Gallery celebrates its 25th anniversary tomorrow with the special opening of an exhibition by Colin Wheeler.
Else Mackenzie will be shifting her focus from opera to art when she changes jobs this month.
Ted Ruddenklau is looking forward to the Five Forks Young Farmers Club's 75th anniversary celebrations this weekend.
Lee Stream farmer Boyd Tisdall and his dog Lou have won the New Zealand straight hunt dog trial title for the second time.
A rural North Otago intersection, coated in up to 60 litres of oil, could have been the scene of a fatal accident because of "senseless" behaviour, a police officer said yesterday.