It will be difficult to make progress on a proposal for a liquor ban in Omarama between December 28 and January 1 until next year, a report to the Ahuriri Community Board says.
World War 2 veteran Jim Brown, who celebrated his 100th birthday yesterday, was described at a birthday celebration as a ‘‘true Southern man'' who epitomised all that was good about being a New Zealander.
Debbie Devon regularly visits the spot on State Highway 1 where her 15-year-old daughter, Casey, was killed in a car crash last October.
The names of 131 service personnel from North Otago who died in World War 2 have finally been recorded at the Garden of Memories in Oamaru.
A nationwide petition has been launched by Parents of Vision Impaired (NZ) requesting the Government uphold the right of blind, deafblind and vision-impaired children to equitably access the education system.
Police say they are unable to explain what happened to a yacht reported to have been in trouble off the Oamaru coast on Monday night.
Speed gives 12-year-old Daniel Liemburg a thrill. Daniel, who holds a motorsport licence, was the youngest competitor in the Ngapara hill climb motorsport event on Saturday, which was resurrected as part of the North Otago Car Club's 50th anniversary.
Dogs - along with human intervention - appear to have caused the deaths of blue penguins at the Oamaru Creek penguin refuge in recent weeks.
You don't have to be mad to work here - but it helps,'' says Trevor Appleby. Mr Appleby (64) has sold Appleby Garage in Kurow after an association with the business which spans 50 years.
When Jan O'Connor returned to Oamaru last year after a month working in the burns and ulcer unit of a Chinese hospital, she felt she had only "scratched the surface''.
Retiring school principal Ross Willcocks says there is too much political interference in education.
From paintings to porcelain, pottery to photography - antiques experts Hamish Walsh and Peter Wedde appraised a wide variety of items at an antiques roadshow held at St Kevins College at the weekend.
School's out for popular North Otago teacher Gill McCone. Mrs McCone (61) retires today after eight years at Duntroon School and a 30-year teaching career.
Vandals smashed more than 30 windows at the old Oamaru Hospital this week, causing damage estimated at thousands of dollars.
One of North Otago's most prominent homes, Tokarahi Homestead, has been sold. The homestead, named in National Business Review's top 100 homes list in 2001, was restored in Victorian style by Mike and Lyn Gray, who speak to Sally Rae about the ambitious project and moving on.
Oamaru police urgently want to hear from anyone corresponding with a man calling himself Robert Thomas, who persuaded an Oamaru woman to cash bogus traveller's cheques at an Oamaru bank and withdraw cash to send overseas.