Mud - as well as petrol - was almost flowing through the veins of those taking part in North Otago's first four-wheel-drive mud-plug on Saturday.
The Oamaru Her Business Network has been named in the top two networks in New Zealand at the recent Bloom Her Business forum and awards in Auckland.
"It's another nice job," Oamaru motor body builder Rod Tempero says, rather nonchalantly, as he admires a very rare Maserati which could be worth close to $1 million once restored.
The sale of the Omarama Medical Centre has created an opportunity to "start the ball rolling" to substantially upgrade the town's memorial hall, Ahuriri Community Board chairman Craig Dawson says.
Stargazers are looking forward to the reopening of Oamaru's Stoke St observatory after a two-year closure.
The Waitaki District Council is toasting its new Ministry of Health Aa grading for the Oamaru water supply - a far cry from seven years ago when it was rated Ee.
The Waitaki District Council yesterday adopted its 2009-19 Waitaki Community Plan, confirming a 3.6% increase in its overall rates take for the next financial year.
North Otago power lines company Network Waitaki has returned a net surplus after tax of $2.6 million for the financial year ending March 31.
Wild horses could not keep Stan Wilson away from the rededication of the Boer War monument in Oamaru on Saturday.
There were roosters everywhere at Hilderthorpe yesterday - and not a French rugby supporter in sight.
Otago Southland Employers Association's new chief executive John Scandrett will visit Oamaru tomorrow as part of a "connect-and-consult process".
The Waitaki Multicultural Council won the supreme award at the TrustPower Oamaru community awards announced in Oamaru last night.
Age Concern welfare officers will visit community housing tenants four times a year as part of a new Waitaki District Council move.
About 50 hardy swimmers braved the waters of Friendly Bay at Oamaru Harbour yesterday, for the annual Port FM Local midwinter swim.
The Waimate District Council says it made a "genuine error" when filling out statistics, which meant it appeared near the bottom of the list for processing resource consents on time.