After three years as president of the New Zealand Merino Shears in Alexandra, Greg Stuart has a new challenge - resurrecting the Omarama Merino Shears.
Pupils at Maheno School walked to the nearby Kakanui River on Friday - not to catch fish, but to put fish into the river.
A female taxi driver was left "extremely shaken" after being slapped, spat at and threatened by a male passenger in Oamaru on Sunday morning.
A Mosgiel company which contributed $107,702 towards upgrading Gardiners Rd has urged the Waitaki District Council to fund its share of the work and "get on with the job."
Striking service workers formed a picket line outside Oamaru Hospital yesterday, saying they had no other option.
Something needs to be done to make State Highway 1 from Orwell St to TY Duncan Rd safer and easier to navigate, Waitaki District Council assets group manager Neil Jorgensen says.
Forty black stilts were released in snowy conditions at Lake Tekapo last week.
Senoir secondary school pupils interested in the performing arts will have an opportunity to gain hands-on tuition in Oamaru from industry professionals.
An application by Waitaki district councillor Struan Munro to subdivide 31ha of land on the shores of Lake Aviemore into 17 lots should be approved, a Waitaki District Council planning officer has recommended.
Calling all cycling enthusiasts: The Oamaru Ordinary Cycle Club is holding an open day tomorrow and on August 31, between midday and 3pm, for anyone who is interested in joining the club.
The Waitaki District Council wants the Government to help repair erosion threatening coastal roads.
Chocolate was on the menu for Dora Hobbs' 101st birthday yesterday.
Kakanui School pupils are going potty about potatoes.
Six stranded Australian climbers were rescued on Saturday morning in the Aoraki-Mt Cook area, 36 hours after setting off an emergency beacon.
A search and rescue operation will resume at dawn today after bad weather hampered attempts yesterday to get to a group of climbers stranded in the Mt Cook area.
Skin care, outdoor clothing and the future of farming will be on the agenda for the "Under the Kakanuis" women in farming group's first field day on August 25.
Having walked 4300km from Mexico to Canada, the prospect of traversing Great Britain - west to east - will be a mere saunter for Oamaru man George Spearing.
A 2.5ha totara forest will be planted within the Bushtown Heritage Park at Waimate.
The performance of Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton and his Waitaki district councillors has not achieved a council target in a survey of residents commissioned by the council.
Change is afoot at NetCon Ltd - the electricity contracting business jointly owned by Network Waitaki and Alpine Energy.