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.
Colourful Oamaru artist Donna Demente quipped she had a pair of used thighs for sale as she cycled through the town yesterday afternoon, marking the end of a four-day New Zealand penny-farthing tour.
One of North Otago's largest employers, Summit Wool Spinners Ltd, will be reducing its shifts from 12 hours to 10 later this month, because of a "dramatic" drop in orders.
Access to the popular Falstone camping area at Lake Benmore has been restored, after farmer Ben Aubrey reached a compromise yesterday with Land Information New Zealand.
History will merge with song and dance during a moonlight promenade in Oamaru on Saturday.
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.