"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.
For the family of little Jade Moffatt, life revolves around frequent trips to and stays in hospital.
A new information line was launched in Oamaru yesterday, after being developed with the support of young people in the district.
An Oamaru youth who admitted vandalising public toilets and other property at Otematata at Labour Weekend - a time when young people ran amok in the town - has been asked to meet and apologise to police and the fire brigade.
It could only happen in Oamaru.
Twenty-two years ago, the Turner family bought land just east of Kurow to plant grapes.
An ongoing unnecessary inconvenience" is how Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton describes having to deal with two regional councils in the Waitaki district.
Forget Flemington or even Wingatui. The fashion-in-the-field event at the Oamaru Harness Racing Club's twilight heritage race meeting tomorrow will be like no other.
A microwave, fridge, trailer and plastic bags containing kittens were among the more unusual items found when the Pukaki and Ohau hydro-electricity canals were drained.
"Treading into the unknown" is how Hamish Ensor describes an ambitious high country carbon project that is being investigated.
When Dawn Ellis visited the first day of the Oamaru stone symposium last Saturday, she was so inspired that she decided to have a go.
The oldest working locomotive in New Zealand arrived in Oamaru on Tuesday in preparation for the town's Victorian heritage celebrations next week.
John Key and his Cabinet ministers might not be coming, but the Hampden Community Energy Society has finally managed to get a team to take the affirmative for a celebrity challenge debate next week.
North Otago woman Michelle Ruddenklau says she was "blown away" to be recognised as Aoraki Polytechnic's tutor of the year.
A seriously-injured North Otago man walked several kilometres to get help yesterday after his tractor rolled six or seven times about 100m down a steep bank on farmland near Weston.
The marble altar from the chapel at Teschemakers is heading to the Holy Name Church in Dunedin, according to a Catholic parish newsletter.
An application for consent to remove five stained glass windows from the historic Teschemakers chapel, in the grounds of the former Catholic boarding school, has led two North Otago men to call for the chapel to be left intact.
While graffiti can get some young people into trouble, Oamaru teenager Jesse Geary candidly admits it has had the opposite effect on him.
About 200 fish were salvaged yesterday by Fish and Game staff as the Pukaki and Ohau hydro canals were drained this week for inspection.
A man and woman who sparked an armed offenders squad callout near Palmerston in February decided to go bush in the South Island, because of concerns two young children would be removed from their care, a jury in the High Court at Timaru heard yesterday.