Picturesque King George Park - home to the Union Cricket Club - is the "best ground in the world", according to club stalwarts Ted Tempero and Russell Payne.
The vision of four North Otago farmers in the 1970s paid off earlier this year when the historic Nicol's Blacksmith Shop in Duntroon received national recognition from the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
Ken Bridge was pruning roses when he heard he had been made chairman of the organising committee for Hampden's celebrations this weekend.
Consultation on the possible closure of Otepopo School has begun.
Makikihi School pupils have become the first to plant trees as part of a schools planting programme at Bushtown Heritage Park in Waimate
Jet-boat enthusiasts from throughout New Zealand were in North Otago on Saturday for the national jet-boat rally on the Waitaki River.
Part of Weston's heritage has been preserved with the completion of a three-and-a-half-year restoration of the Quarryman's Cottage.
Barrie White has only missed one night in about 35 years of teaching art in Oamaru as part of the Waitaki Boys High School community classes.
The Penguin Club in Oamaru is employing security staff every Friday night.
The fact no new drink-drivers appeared in the Oamaru District Court on Wednesday was "extraordinary", Judge Stephen O'Driscoll said yesterday.
Phyllis Isbister was "blown away" when she was made a life member of the Heart Foundation of New Zealand recently.
"A classroom without walls" is how Gloria Hurst describes a mentoring programme for school pupils at the Waitaki Community Gardens.
As well as being sisters, Gemma and Becci Huls share several other bonds - they are both teachers and now buddies.
Hours of training have paid off for Oamaru teenagers Nicole Herron and Stacey Kerin who both won bronze medals at the recent Gymsports New Zealand national championships at Mystery Creek.
Four North Otago businesses have collaborated to raise funds for the Red Cross relief efforts in the tsunami-stricken island of the Pacific.
Stonemason Bill Dooley, who has spent 62 years working with Oamaru stone, says the suggestion the stone is too reflective is "absolutely bloody ridiculous".