Bustles rustled and top hats were doffed as ladies and gentlemen in Victorian costume strolled the streets of Oamaru yesterday.
A farm worker was killed while riding a four-wheel motorcycle at Ikawai, near Waimate, on Wednesday - the third farm motorcycle fatality in South Canterbury-North Otago in just over a month.
Work began this week on logging wilding trees in Quailburn Rd, near Omarama, and could proceed into next year.
Colourful Oamaru artist Donna Demente quipped she had a pair of used thighs for sale as she cycled through the town yesterday afternoon, marking the end of a four-day New Zealand penny-farthing tour.
One of North Otago's largest employers, Summit Wool Spinners Ltd, will be reducing its shifts from 12 hours to 10 later this month, because of a "dramatic" drop in orders.
Access to the popular Falstone camping area at Lake Benmore has been restored, after farmer Ben Aubrey reached a compromise yesterday with Land Information New Zealand.
History will merge with song and dance during a moonlight promenade in Oamaru on Saturday.
When Pete Coates first read the script for Oamaru's live history show The Great Storm of 1868, he was so transfixed he could not put it down.
A jubilant Jacqui Dean said she had been campaigning for the past year to win the Waitaki seat.
A jubilant Jacqui Dean, who stormed back into Parliament with a 10,176 majority over Labour's David Parker, says she has been campaigning for the past year to win the new Waitaki electorate seat.
Self-titled Victorian domestic goddess Marise Martin talks to Sally Rae about the best way to snare a man.
With a back window full of gnomes, toy cars on the bumper and a ceiling covered in stuffed toys, Donna Demente's latest acquisition is not your usual car.
Blowing up 10,000 balloons on a Friday night might not be everyone's idea of fun - but Eugen Dupu is excited about the prospect.
Waianakarua man Kim Simpson says he, his wife and their daughter walked out of a meeting over minimum flows for the Waianakarua River because he felt the views of the community were not being taken into account.
About 15 riders, and one dog, will take part in this year's New Zealand penny farthing tour, which starts tomorrow.
Lifestyle and small block owners are invited to attend a seminar organised by the Otago Regional Council at Weston this month.
Oamaru has named a 15-strong squad which will be whittled down to 12 to vie for the crown of New Zealand's Top Town.
A car-pooling log-book will be trialled this month in a bid to help people cut their fuel costs and cope with the long-term impacts of climate change and fluctuating oil prices.
Police inquiries are continuing into the truck crash on the Lindis Pass which blocked State Highway 8 for most of Wednesday.
Members of St Thomas's building committee are seeking public support to keep the Omarama church operating.