An Oamaru man has appeared in the Timaru District Court this morning on a slew of charges after police executed a search warrant at a Weston address near Oamaru yesterday.
New mothers who had given birth in Dunedin have since been turned away from Oamaru Hospital's maternity ward because of staff shortages, Waitaki District Health Services has confirmed.
Oamaru police are seeking the driver of an allegedly stolen vehicle involved in a high-speed pursuit on the streets of Oamaru this morning.
A North Otago man was seriously injured after his quad bike rolled at a rural property at Island Cliff, inland from Oamaru, yesterday.
Four people have been injured and a section of State Highway 1 north of Oamaru closed for a short time after a two-vehicle crash this morning.
With their lives now linked by tragic circumstances, the mother of a 14-year-old girl killed in a hit-and-run in October last year shared a touching moment with the man that took her daughter's life today.
Two people have been hospitalised after a serious assault in Oamaru last night.
A man charged over the hit-and-run death of an Oamaru teenager has pleaded guilty.
A curious child who got his head stuck in a cat door in North Otago has been freed without further incident this morning.
When Talia Allison clears her final jump at the Springston Trophy in Oamaru this weekend it will bring to a close her 15-year association with the event - as a competitor at least.
Police have this afternoon named the mother and three-year-old child who died in a tragic tractor accident on a rural property near Dunback.
Oamaru's historic courthouse is set to officially reopen on October 4.
A strong financial position has allowed the Oamaru Licensing Trust to upgrade its assets, which will benefit the organisation in the long run, the trust's chairman says.
A 20-year-old Oamaru man faces an assault charge after allegedly punching the referee at the end of a Citizens Shield North Otago rugby semifinal in Oamaru.
St Kevin's College is refusing to comment on an alleged knife attack at the Oamaru high school and police say things could have ended worse if the situation escalated.
A 17-year-old St Kevin's College pupil who allegedly cut a fellow pupil with a knife on school grounds yesterday faces an assault charge.
The widow of an Oamaru helicopter pilot, who played an integral part in rescuing three people seriously hurt in the Antarctic, says her late husband would be "humbled" by recognition in Australia's Midwinter's Day honours list.
Filling the role of chief executive at Oamaru Hospital is a "big decision" the company that owns and operates Oamaru Hospital wants to get right, its chairman says.
Like most car enthusiasts, John McLay is proud of his vehicle.
A 27-year-old Dunedin woman has been airlifted to Dunedin Hospital with serious injuries after a single-vehicle crash on State Highway 1 north of Oamaru this morning.