When Pete Coates first read the script for Oamaru's live history show The Great Storm of 1868, he was so transfixed he could not put it down.
A jubilant Jacqui Dean said she had been campaigning for the past year to win the Waitaki seat.
A jubilant Jacqui Dean, who stormed back into Parliament with a 10,176 majority over Labour's David Parker, says she has been campaigning for the past year to win the new Waitaki electorate seat.
Self-titled Victorian domestic goddess Marise Martin talks to Sally Rae about the best way to snare a man.
With a back window full of gnomes, toy cars on the bumper and a ceiling covered in stuffed toys, Donna Demente's latest acquisition is not your usual car.
Blowing up 10,000 balloons on a Friday night might not be everyone's idea of fun - but Eugen Dupu is excited about the prospect.
Waianakarua man Kim Simpson says he, his wife and their daughter walked out of a meeting over minimum flows for the Waianakarua River because he felt the views of the community were not being taken into account.
About 15 riders, and one dog, will take part in this year's New Zealand penny farthing tour, which starts tomorrow.
Lifestyle and small block owners are invited to attend a seminar organised by the Otago Regional Council at Weston this month.
Oamaru has named a 15-strong squad which will be whittled down to 12 to vie for the crown of New Zealand's Top Town.
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.