Sheep and beef farming, with their supporting industries, were promoted to secondary school pupils at the recent Omarama Bark Up so young people will seriously consider it as a career when they leave school, as Sally Rae reports.
The North Otago branch of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust has nominated the Oamaru Opera House for the David Cox Memorial Award.
An innovative programme aimed at reducing drink-driving in the Waitaki district could go nationwide after it was praised in an independent report.
$3 million heritage tourism project which would use high technology to portray stories of early Oamaru was pitched to politicians in Wellington on Tuesday.
The future of Otepopo School, in North Otago, will soon rest with Education Minister Anne Tolley.
Photographer Anthony McKee is delighted his first major solo exhibition, "The Oamaru Male", is back on display at the Forrester Gallery - 15 years after it was first shown in Oamaru.
It has been a big month for Kakanui artist Peter Cleverley (55), who has had his painting Fortune Teller shortlisted in the annual Wallace Art Awards.
Initiatives in the Waitaki district aimed at addressing alcohol issues may be used as a template for other communities.
When Jean Bousfield spoke to a Green Prescription co-ordinator at a health expo in Oamaru last year, she "just wanted to cry".
Forty-three black stilts (kaki) will be released into the wild near Lake Tekapo on Wednesday.
Think of Lake Tekapo and images of a quaint church and a bronze statue of a collie dog immediately spring to mind.
An art and craft auction in Oamaru on Friday will raise much-needed funds for the North Otago SPCA.
Former Oamaru man Andrew Manson will be farewelled by family and friends at a service in Christchurch tomorrow.
The restoration of St Luke's Church - one of Oamaru's most prominent buildings - is nearing completion.
Twenty-five police and volunteer search and rescue team members scoured the Lyttelton area yesterday but failed to find any sign of missing Christchurch man Andrew Manson.
Police are seeking the return of jewellery, valued at more than $10,000, which was put in an Ugg boot for safe-keeping and later inadvertently given to the Salvation Army.
Former Waitaki Boys High School pupil Duncan Dixon has won the inaugural world under-21 golf croquet championship in Cairo.