"I just do what has to be done," Ross McMillan says with a broad grin as he peels potatoes at the North Otago dog trial championships being held on his family's Waianakarua farm.
Police are warning Oamaru residents to be vigilant about security following a spate of offending involving vehicles.
The organisers of a public meeting in Oamaru on Monday night aimed at enlightening parents about what was happening with teenagers, are thrilled with the response.
When Neal Hayes turned 17 a few weeks ago, he celebrated his birthday by inviting some friends over to play on his Xbox - on the big screens at the family-owned Oamaru Movie World 3.
Former Waitaki Boys High School pupil Michael Trengrove is off to Egypt in July to represent New Zealand at the world finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup.
The Waitaki Protection Trust is not withdrawing its appeal to the Environment Court but will use it to ensure an agreement with Meridian Energy over the proposed north bank tunnel concept power scheme is implemented fully.
Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has met Eagle Air general manager Grant Kerr to discuss concerns about the new timetable for Oamaru's air service.
Forget the usual Ben, Jess and Wag - Owaka dog triallist Roger Sellars has far more inventive names for his dogs.
Development opportunities for Oamaru's port and port-related activities may be investigated by the Waitaki District Council.
Police are disgusted with the vandalism of the large sign at the southern entrance to Oamaru.
"I want to drive it. Where's the throttle?"
Some holidaymakers who have left their caravans or tents on the shores of Lake Aviemore are in for a soggy surprise.
A public meeting in Oamaru on Monday night is aimed at enlightening parents about what is happening with teenagers and make them aware of the dangers of binge drinking and associated behaviour.
Chrysanthemums are clever, Waimate flower enthusiast Allen Smith says.
Ten workers have been made redundant at Gillies Metaltech in Oamaru.
88-year-old Stella Chamberlain is passionate about the Waimate Rugby Football Club.
Speaking at the Anzac Day service at the Enfield Presbyterian Church was particularly special for Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton.
Forrester Gallery director Warwick Smith won the individual achievement award at Museums Aotearoa's annual excellence awards recently for "tenaciously but gently pursuing his vision for a quality art gallery in Oamaru".
New Zealand and Australian shearers will be accelerated through the immigration system, helping to avoid the "unnecessary suffering" of millions of sheep in the UK.
Summit Wool Spinners is among the first three employers to sign up for financial assistance under the Job Support Scheme, saving 57 jobs at its Oamaru factory.