Jewellery likely valued at thousands of dollars was taken in an alleged smash-and-grab at an Oamaru business this morning.
A diver who died near Shag Point in East Otago yesterday had earlier been diving for paua, police say.
Patient transfers and the relationship Waitaki District Health Services has with parties involved in the process will be the focus of a community health forum in Oamaru on Monday.
The search for a man missing in the Waitaki River has been called off for the night after the boat he was in capsized earlier today.
A teenager who lost everything in a house fire north of Oamaru on Thursday says he was left "speechless" by the devastation that unfolded before his eyes.
Police are seeking the driver of a vehicle involved in a high-speed pursuit at Maheno, south of Oamaru, yesterday.
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.
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.