Fancy a piece of roading history? Blocks of stone from the historic Oamaru stone Waianakarua bridge, completed in 1874, will be sold at St John's Church in Herbert on Sunday between 1pm and 4pm.
National's law and order spokesman Simon Power says he is "terrified" at the prospect of nationalising a restorative justice programme that works in one community.
With some of the bolts costing $300 each, restoring a locomotive is not a cheap task.
A hostel for children with special needs in Kenya has captured the imagination of Altrusa members.
A 20-year-old motorcyclist, who led police on a pursuit up Severn St and around the Hayle, Solway and Oban Sts area on Saturday night, will be charged with drink-driving, dangerous driving and failing to stop for police.
The work of a group of Oamaru people with a passion for textiles is intriguing tourists exploring Oamaru's historic precinct. They include Chantel Jones and her partner Mike Anderson, who moved from Auckland three years ago, as Sally Rae reports.
More than 50 stallholders will attend a lifestyle expo in Oamaru next Sunday, October 19.
The home of the cure-all elixir Lane's Emulsion - remembered for the slogan "it's famous because it's good" - is now home to Dutch baker Ed Balsink.
Te Kuiti shearer James Fagan - fresh from success at the Merino Shears last weekend - will be back in action at the Waimate Shears on Saturday.
Waitaki Development Board chief executive Mark Jurisich is leaving Oamaru this month for a new job on the West Coast.
Tribal dance, drumming and singing will soon come together in Oamaru's "Spirit of Spring" extravaganza. Sally Rae reports.
GLENAVY: Alexandra couple Bruce and Ngaire McSkimming say they are reaping their Wild Oats - not sowing them.
Oamaru teenager Laura Grundy has people flocking to her for advice on what brand of energy efficient light-bulb to buy.
When Daniela Gonzalez arrived in New Zealand, unable to speak English, she joked the only sounds she heard in the rural Canterbury countryside were cows mooing.
One of Oamaru's most prominent homesteads celebrates 50 years as a functions centre this month.
Margaret Harper gains great pleasure from her orchids.
The Waimate District Council is being blamed for the cancellation of this year's Christmas Extravaganza in Waimate - but Mayor John Coles says the council is a not playing Scrooge.
Dave Hill knows all about coping with a disability. His wife, Trish, is New Zealand's most successful female wheelchair athlete, with 36 international medals and trophies, plus eight world records, and he has helped many other athletes with disabilities.
"A joyous explosive expression of spring" is how Ra McRostie describes this month's performances of Spirit of Spring.
The redevelopment of the Opera House will enable the Oamaru Operatic Society to stage two ambitious shows - Cats and Les Miserables - over the next two years.