Some Oamaru residents continue to flout the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, a stance that has raised the ire of police.
Reports of alleged drug use, theft and people skipping out on paying accommodation bills at private providers in Oamaru has attracted the attention of police.
Glide Omarama will suspend all of its services from mid-April after demands from the Civil Aviation Authority to change how it operates.
Fire crews have been battling a large burn-off at an East Otago property this afternoon.
Decoys to attract marauding flocks of red-billed gulls away from Oamaru’s central business district have not worked and a former deputy mayor is calling for a law change to allow them to be "exterminated".
SH1 north of Oamaru was closed for a time after a car crashed off the road smashing down a power pole which started a grass fire.
Chis Rawson expects emotions will flow when the service station he and brother Stephen have owned for close to 30 years sells.
Fire crews have managed to control a large blaze near Kakanui in rural North Otago with the help of helicopters.
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.
Police have released the name of the man who died after a boat overturned on the Waitaki River.
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.
A coroner has found the death of an Oamaru man in 2015 to be self-inflicted.
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.