Part of Weston's heritage has been preserved with the completion of a three-and-a-half-year restoration of the Quarryman's Cottage.
Barrie White has only missed one night in about 35 years of teaching art in Oamaru as part of the Waitaki Boys High School community classes.
The Penguin Club in Oamaru is employing security staff every Friday night.
The fact no new drink-drivers appeared in the Oamaru District Court on Wednesday was "extraordinary", Judge Stephen O'Driscoll said yesterday.
Phyllis Isbister was "blown away" when she was made a life member of the Heart Foundation of New Zealand recently.
"A classroom without walls" is how Gloria Hurst describes a mentoring programme for school pupils at the Waitaki Community Gardens.
Kakanui man Alec Tasker believes he has the answer to the unsightly mess of silage wrap on farms.
Sam Julius (18) is enjoying his involvement with the Community Clean Up project in Oamaru.
As well as being sisters, Gemma and Becci Huls share several other bonds - they are both teachers and now buddies.
Hours of training have paid off for Oamaru teenagers Nicole Herron and Stacey Kerin who both won bronze medals at the recent Gymsports New Zealand national championships at Mystery Creek.
Four North Otago businesses have collaborated to raise funds for the Red Cross relief efforts in the tsunami-stricken island of the Pacific.
Stonemason Bill Dooley, who has spent 62 years working with Oamaru stone, says the suggestion the stone is too reflective is "absolutely bloody ridiculous".
At an age when most racehorses are considered over the hill, 13-year-old Oamaru trotter Raymauwarrhen Sun is showing no signs of slowing down.
Work began yesterday on repairing the damaged Marine Parade seawall at Oamaru Harbour.
"The recession's had it," Palmerston business owner Jim Moffat declared yesterday as the small community celebrated its revival.
Six Oamaru schoolgirls will be interviewed by police after bragging at school about stealing clothing and footwear from an Oamaru business.
Arthur Wilson has just had his lawn-mowing "contract" rolled over for another five years.
Police have identified a man who asked to take photographs during a pre-school swim class at the Waitaki Aquatic Centre last week and then photographed women in the Oamaru Public Gardens.
A new direction for Crown pastoral land, which the Government says strikes a balance between economic use and environmental and cultural values, has been welcomed by high-country farmers.
This large rock from Birdwood Station is about to become a war memorial in Omarama.