Otago MP Jacqui Dean fears elderly residents in Oamaru could feel like "prisoners in their own homes" if approval is given for the town to become the venue for this year's Undie 500 student car rally.
The clock was well and truly turned back at Totara Estate yesterday.
North Otago children Cameron Ryder and Kimberley Wilson have first-hand knowledge about caring for sick penguins.
Heritage sites in North Otago and South Canterbury have been visited this week by the board of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust and the trust's Maori Heritage Council.
The end of an era and a new challenge is how cafe owner Gay Smith describes the closure and subsequent relocation of an Oamaru institution.
The demand for water in Canterbury has put so much pressure on Environment Canterbury that it is struggling to meet deadlines for resource consent applications.
As a pupil at Waitaki Boys High School, Nigel Latta once got a detention for doing his homework.
North Otago ballet dancer Dane Holland is heading to Tauranga in October to compete in the Mazda Foundation national young performer of the year contest.
Sport Waitaki active transport co-ordinator Helen Algar wants to see more school pupils and parents taking advantage of the benefits of the walking school bus programme.
Police have not yet released the name of a man who died after being struck by a car on the Waitaki River bridge near Glenavy on Thursday night.
The Oamaru Operatic Society will stage the musical Oklahoma in November as part of a "shakedown period" for the restored and refurbished Opera House.
A "hoodie day" in Oamaru next Friday, as part of Youth Week, is aimed at breaking down stereotypes.
When the position of manager of the Waitaki Community Recreation Centre was advertised, Jimmy McGeown told his wife "that's my job".
American woman Kym Small is compiling a book of recipes and stain removers.
Dalun Smith has been playing basketball since he was a toddler and learnt to dribble a ball.
Community patrols may be set up in North Otago if there is community support for the initiative.
North Otago dairy farmer Robert Borst has been re-elected president of North Otago Federated Farmers. In his report to the branch's annual meeting on Thursday night, Mr Borst said he believed New Zealand farming was on the verge of enjoying increased returns as the world population increased and available land to feed the increasing population decreased.
Working from a small tin shed in his back garden has not proved a barrier for Penguin TV creator Peter Weatherall, who won an award at Australia's annual community television awards last week.
When it comes to downing ducks, 13-year-old Charlotte Hay is a top shot.
Members of the public are being encouraged to contribute to a youth gallery being set up temporarily in Oamaru for Youth Week.