The Waitaki District Council has received a double dose of good news from the New Zealand Transport Agency - $528,000 of subsidy for the Wansbeck St extension in the Oamaru harbour area, and a further $88,000 to seal Gardiners Rd.
From steam to horse power, with even some girl power thrown in, Oamaru's Victorian heritage celebrations had a little bit of everything.
Proposals to set up 16 new dairy farms in the Omarama and Ohau area, with up to 17,850 cows housed in cubicle stables for the majority of the year, has been described by Green Party co-leader Russel Norman as "factory farming ".
Don and Daphne Louden, of Oamaru, who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary yesterday. Photo by Sally Rae. When it comes to weddings, it's hard to top the Louden and Rawson families. Three sisters and a brother in the Louden family married three brothers and a sister in the Rawson family. That included Don and Daphne (nee Rawson) Louden, who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Oamaru yesterday.
Police are investigating a suspicious fire in a stack of straw bales on a rural North Otago property earlier this week, which could cost a farmer close to $10,000.
A motorcycle poker run in North Otago today will raise money for Jade Moffatt, the Oamaru toddler born with his bowel outside his body.
North Otago Budget Advisory Service co-ordinator Marge Giles has been helping people with their finances for the past 25 years.
Prime Minister John Key and Agriculture Minister David Carter yesterday joined growing opposition to "factory farming" in the Omarama-Ohau area.
Santa Claus arrived in Oamaru on Saturday.
Eight immaculately-presented Model A Ford cars turned heads in Oamaru yesterday.
Having been banned from competing in New Zealand's national penny-farthing championships, Noel Andrew now hopes to race in Australia's national event.
Whoever is responsible for a spate of suspicious fires in Kurow needs to be caught before the consequences are "absolutely disastrous", Kurow fire chief John Sturgeon says.
There are trade-offs for being married to a vintage car "addict", Ashburton woman Phyl Ellis concedes.
An application for consent to remove five stained glass windows from the historic Teschemakers chapel is on hold while the Waitaki District Council obtains more information about the potential heritage effects.
The Waitaki District Council is seeking information leading to the apprehension of those responsible for the vandalism of war memorials in Oamaru this week.
She has performed for Robbie Williams, been part of the first New Zealand group to achieve three consecutive No 1 singles in New Zealand, and appeared in Shortland Street and Xena: Warrior Princess.
Beverley McCaw's lengthy contribution to the Otago Adverse Support Trust was acknowledged recently.
Poet Brian Turner and former All Black Anton Oliver were among the crowd at the Hampden Community Energy Society's celebrity challenge debate on Saturday night.
Rob Douglas's long association with the memorial oaks scheme in North Otago has received national recognition.
"An emotional occasion" was how Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton described Friday's launch of books, created by North Otago schoolchildren, to accompany artist Colin Wheeler's panels in the Opera House.