Peter Jean Caley might have exhibited his art around the world, including Dubai, the United States and the Florence Biennale, but he is feeling right at home in an old shop in Waimate's main street.
Ben Liley jokes that he was given his son's "hand-me-up" French horn.
Popular Anglican vicar Kumar Anandanayagam will leave Oamaru this month with fond memories of the town and its people.
Jenny Gray reckons a good rural upbringing in North Otago "can take you anywhere".
Alan McLay and his big red bus have been a familiar sight around North Otago since he bought the distinctive vehicle seven years ago.
Sue Bailey's cup runneth over.
Sun umbrellas quickly became rain umbrellas - and even chairs were used as impromptu shelter - at the Kurow Jockey Club's race meeting on Saturday afternoon.
Steve Hotton admits opening a new business venture in a recession is "really throwing our cards against the wall".
A woman and her young granddaughter were flown to Dunedin Hospital by the Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter following a three-car crash on State Highway 1 near Totara yesterday afternoon.
Wet and Wild is the theme of a special camp being held in Oamaru this week.
"I'm a bit of a Prince Charles really," Waimate cherry grower Hilary Chisholm laughs as she explains how she talks to - and sometimes yells at - her trees.
Margaret Seaton says the atmosphere at the Danseys Pass Holiday Park has not changed since she first stayed at the camp more than 40 years ago.
For mother-of-seven Margie Brown, running a holiday park is not too different from "being a mom".
From china teacups to old gumboots, there was something for everyone at the Kurow market day yesterday.
Papakaio berry growers Peter and Chris Keen have experienced the best season for raspberries - but the worst for strawberries.
Veteran tennis player Bill McKerrow reckons if he knocked off smoking, he would get too fit.
Two years of hard work by Oamaru teenager Sheryl McLennan culminated in the presentation of a Girls Brigade Queen's Award in Wellington this month.
John Macdonald's motto is: "If there's an opportunity to do something, go and do it."
Sam Spence and pint-sized pony Dewy threatened to steal the show at the Waimate rodeo on Saturday.
Author Janet Frame's old childhood home in Oamaru is attracting visitors from around the world. Sally Rae pays a visit to 56 Eden St and meets its curator, Ralph Sherwood.