Secondary school pupils with an interest in the performing arts gained valuable hands-on-tuition from industry professionals at the weekend.
A community tree-planting day was held in Oamaru yesterday to beautify the area along the Oamaru Creek beside Chelmer St.
The 20th anniversary of the Oamaru Pacific Island Community Group will be marked today with a night of food, music and dance, Pacific Island style.
Kauru Hill sisters Renata (8) and Shannon (4) Burnett have been busy teaching their pet lambs to lead.
A new group to support the work of Living History NZ will be launched in Oamaru on November 10.
The Waitaki district now has 14 licensed regional tourism ambassadors. The group, presented with their ambassador badges yesterday by Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton, completed a new, six-week course at Aoraki Polytechnic's Oamaru campus.
Waitaki District Health Services, which runs Oamaru Hospital, has recorded an operating profit of $89,259 for the past financial year.
When Ann Willetts treads the boards at tomorrow's opening night production of Oklahoma! in Oamaru, she will cement her place in opera house history.
Former Waitaki mayor Alan McLay says he is "rapt" with the refurbishment of the Oamaru Opera House.
Pamela Gordon, niece of author Janet Frame, will speak at a function today to celebrate the opening of new display cabinets housing the Janet Frame and heritage collections at the Oamaru Public Library.
Supporters and hecklers, dressed in Victorian garb, are invited to take part in a suffrage march through Oamaru next month.
Oamaru Intermediate School deputy principal Deidre Senior is off to Malaysia next year as one of four New Zealand teachers selected to attend the Microsoft Asia Pacific Partners in Learning Innovative Teacher Conference.
Living History NZ producer Scott Elliffe is heading to Adelaide next week to make a presentation at the Interpretation Australia conference.
It is likely tenders will be called in mid-January for the new Waitaki Valley School, with construction to start in March.
KB Irrigation Ltd was yesterday fined $20,000 and ordered to pay $83,000 to the widow and children of a man killed in an irrigation trench on a North Otago farm in 2006.
A visit to the graves of their respective great-uncles at the Cassino War Cemetery in Italy was particularly poignant for Oamaru couple Tony and Jane Campbell - the graves, in a remarkable coincidence, lie side by side.