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.
A man with 10 previous drink-driving convictions and a woman assessed as being incapable of driving, who had two passengers in the boot of her car, were among nine people processed for drink-driving in North Otago at the weekend.
Young Oamaru man Jason Armstrong was "stoked" to be recently named the second-best domestic-commercial electrical apprentice in New Zealand.
Ask Kevin and Iris Howard the secret of a long and happy marriage and you will get a somewhat surprising answer - having two televisions.
Healey White has been playing snooker for only 10 months but he has already won two national junior titles.
Demolishing the brick junior school at Waitaki Valley School in Kurow has been completed as part of the $3.9 million redevelopment on the site.
Some unusual-looking birds ruffled a few feathers at the Oamaru Poultry Pigeon and Canary Society's 125th jubilee show at the weekend.
An ambitious high country carbon project is being investigated which, if it proves successful, those involved say could be the start of a new era for high country families, reports Sally Rae.
A "win-win" situation for all involved is how Ahuriri Valley Jim Morris describes Environment Canterbury's environment enhancement fund.
Hawkes Bay fencing contractor Mick Saunders says keeping pigeons is a relaxing hobby.
Debbie Devon Drink-driving has to be stopped, a North Otago mother whose 15-year-old daughter died in a crash says.
Kingdom Come director-producer Dean Wright has rejected rumours the biblical epic has been abandoned and the sets would be dismantled.
When Alex Lothian received an early-morning phone call in June last year saying his business, Stefanos Pizzeria, was on fire, he thought it was a joke and hung up.
When Peter Keen was selecting his entries for the Oamaru Poultry, Pigeon and Canary Society's 125th jubilee show this week, exacting science played little part.
Colour and chatter filled the Grainstore Gallery in Oamaru yesterday as children attended mask-making workshops under the guidance of Oamaru artist Donna Demente.
The Otematata Golf Club is facing a massive increase in the cost of water it uses, which could almost double membership fees and put its future in doubt.
Hyacinth Bucket, of Keeping Up Appearances, is stepping in to help the Kurow vicarage. "Mrs Bouquet's Candlelight Supper at the Vicarage" will be held on July 31 in Kurow, following a public meeting to discuss establishing a new community heritage tourism enterprise utilising the St Albans vicarage and grounds.