Education Minister Anne Tolley has ordered a commissioner to replace the board of trustees at Otepopo School - a former winner of the Goodman Fielder best small school award - following a critical Education Review Office (ERO) report.
Nervous Summit Wool Spinners employees will find out on Friday whether - and how many of them - will lose their jobs.
Oamaru residents are hoping not too many jobs are lost when the town's second major employer, Summit Wool Spinners, tells staff tomorrow afternoon at a meeting in the Elim Church the effects of a lack of orders.
Summit Wool Spinners staff fear they will still be left in the dark today about possible job losses at the Oamaru factory, despite a staff meeting this afternoon.
A meeting at the Dunsandel Railway Station led to 65 years of marriage for Jim and Alison Phillips.
Mike Allison has been appointed commissioner of Otepopo School at Herbert, following the dissolution of the school's board of trustees last week.
One of North Otago's largest employers, Summit Wool Spinners Ltd, is talking with unions this week as the company continues to operate with reduced shifts.
Oamaru House, in Dunedin, celebrated a milestone on Saturday - 10 years since the facility was officially opened to provide accommodation for friends and families of people in hospital.
When 99-year-old Arthur Wilson worked at Longslip Station back in the 1920s, the winters were so harsh the musterers' boot laces used to freeze "like a piece of steel".
Complaints from Oamaru business owners over the school summer holiday have led the Waitaki District Council and police to investigate ways of better publicising and policing the council's skateboarding bylaw.
Police are investigating a fire at the Oamaru racecourse this week which had the potential to destroy the members stand.
Cuts have been made and with a proposed 3.3% rates rise for the next financial year, Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton says it is now up to the community to "either confirm that direction or request changes".
The endangered black stilt (kaki) has joined the list of those who have missed out on money after last month's Area9 music festival at Ohau.
Discovering a sick penguin at Bushy Beach prompted Colin Wolverson and Sue Downton to become involved with the yellow-eyed penguin colony.
Police want to speak to a couple who witnessed the fatal glider crash at Omarama on Friday last week.
Tony Wall likens dog trialling to golf, rugby or any other sport - you only get out what you put in.
Jason Young (Dunedin) shows his skills during a FMX Full Throttle freestyle motocross display in Oamaru yesterday.
Civil Aviation Authority inspectors hope to get back to the site of a glider crash, near Omarama, today to complete a site inspection.
A site inspection was completed yesterday morning at the scene of a glider crash, near Omarama, with the glider later released to its owner and removed from the mountain.
Civil Aviation Authority inspectors yesterday visited the site of Friday's glider crash at Omarama which left a Japanese glider pilot dead and a former RAF fighter-bomber pilot seriously injured.