The effects of roadworks in Ribble St on their Latitude 45 cafe and wine bar have been so "disheartening" Bruce Morrison and Paul Shepherd have considered packing up and leaving.
While some golfers only ever dream about hitting that elusive hole in one, Oamaru man Frank Plieger has managed to notch up two in six days.
One of Oamaru's distinctive features - its main-street median car parking - could be greatly reduced when major roadworks are carried out on State Highway 1, between Severn and Dee Sts, later this year.
Dairy goats have been a passion for Margaret Tomes since she was first given a kid by a friend 20 years ago.
An emergency meeting, dubbed SOS - Save Our Street - has been called by a group of Oamaru retailers for Thursday to discuss the multimillion-dollar safety improvement project for central Oamaru.
Community housing requirements in the Waitaki district will continue to be reviewed.
A draft playground strategy prepared for the Waitaki District Council was "nonsense in its present form" and paid no heed to affordability, Cr Jim Hopkins said yesterday.
Transit New Zealand needs to give a lot more thought to road closures in the event of flooding, Waitaki District Council assets committee chairman Alistair Mavor said yesterday.
Oamaru's community patrol, the Waitaki Guardians, has proved to be a worthwhile community partnership with police, Oamaru police boss Senior Sergeant Kevin Hooper says.
"IT'S like Topsy - it has grown."
Police have released the name of the Oamaru cyclist who died on Sunday after a collision with a car on Awamoa Rd.
Laura Smith is hooked on stitching.
A 69-year-old Oamaru cyclist died in Dunedin Hospital yesterday after a collision with a car on Awamoa Rd.
When Oamaru hairstylist Jalisa Frew entered the Goldwell Trend Zoom colour challenge, she decided to take a risk and do something different.
Tribute was paid to Waimate war hero Eric Batchelor on Saturday afternoon when a subdivision bearing his name was opened.
A 37-year-old Kurow man, seen by police on YouTube demonstrating a stun gun on himself, will appear in the Oamaru District Court on Wednesday, charged with unlawful possession of a restricted weapon.
Planning for Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd's proposed new cement plant near Weston is continuing to progress in the lead-up to the Environment Court appeal hearing.
Members of Students Against Driving Drunk (SADD) in Waitaki have been busy promoting initiatives to get their peers home safely or keep them safe while socialising.
Whether it is downtown Auckland or Oamaru, the message is the same - more frontline police officers are needed, New Zealand Police Association president Greg O'Connor says.
Hampden School's board of trustees is reviewing its decision to allow pupils to use home-made toy guns in a supervised pig-hunting "role play" in the playground.