Police inquiries are continuing after a car, possibly travelling at speeds of up to 180kmh, crashed into a garage and hit a parked vehicle just north of Oamaru, on Tuesday night.
West Coast flora is the subject of an exhibition at the Forrester gallery by former Otago secondary school art teacher Barry Walsh.
"It's hard to watch it. It always makes me cry." Debbie Devon was speaking after the launch yesterday afternoon of a new programme aimed at reducing drink-driving in the Waitaki district.
From truck-driving to shearing to writing out speeding tickets, Eric Mattock has tried many jobs in his lifetime but these days the no-nonsense former musterer tends a different flock as minister of St Stephen's Church in Kurow, as Sally Rae discovers.
A notable piece of Canterbury and Otago history - a quarrel over boundaries - will be marked today with the unveiling of a new interpretation panel near Lake Ohau.
Oamaru Titans captain, Senior Constable Darrin Low jokes he is the "token old man" of the town's Top Town team.
There has been a changing of the guard within the Waitaki Guardians, the community patrol set up last year to counter increasing crime and bad behaviour in central Oamaru.
The New Zealand Transport Agency has investigated concerns raised about warning signs at the pedestrian crossing on the top of Severn St and has agreed they are not in the best position.
About 3500 tickets have already been sold for a 48-hour festival featuring New Zealand music, near Twizel in February.
After proudly carrying the New Zealand flag and then competing in the barrel-racing at the International Rodeo in Christchurch on Saturday night, Midge could be found at 2am lying beside the horse-float - snoring.
Thousands of people flocked to Oamaru's historic Harbour-Tyne precinct in perfect weather yesterday for the conclusion of this year's Victorian heritage celebrations.
The confirmation of didymo in the lower Cass and Macaulay rivers at the top of Lake Tekapo has the Department of Conservation worried about the potential for the invasive algae to spread further into the upper Tekapo catchment.
A 21-year-old Kakanui man has been charged with dangerous driving - and police say more charges are possible - after he allegedly drove at speed through a group of people last week.
It was great to see the community back in the Opera House during the Oamaru Operatic Society's production of Oklahoma!, Opera House director Richard McWha said.
The newly restored display house at the Oamaru Public Gardens will be the "jewel in the crown" of the gardens, Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton says.
The number plate on one of Travis Michelle's 1930 Model A Fords attracts a lot of curiosity - Held Together With NO8YER.
This year's breeding season at the Oamaru blue penguin colony began later than average, as the first eggs were laid in mid-September.
Bustles rustled and top hats were doffed as ladies and gentlemen in Victorian costume strolled the streets of Oamaru yesterday.
A farm worker was killed while riding a four-wheel motorcycle at Ikawai, near Waimate, on Wednesday - the third farm motorcycle fatality in South Canterbury-North Otago in just over a month.
Work began this week on logging wilding trees in Quailburn Rd, near Omarama, and could proceed into next year.