Oamaru police are again advising people not to leave their vehicles parked at the town's unofficial private car sales yard at night, after several were intentionally damaged late last week.
A Kurow woman says she is in "utter shock" at a man's attempt to lure her daughter into a vehicle with the promise of seeing puppies.
The driver of a vehicle struck by a train north of Oamaru yesterday had stopped with the intention of picking up rubbish dumped near the railway track, police say.
A social media brouhaha has erupted between a Waitaki District Council contractor and members of an advocacy group for services at Oamaru Hospital.
Oamaru has lost one of its links to the Antarctic, after two huts once used on the frozen continent were recently relocated to a Canterbury township.
Police are investigating a large blaze, that destroyed a residential property in the South Canterbury township of Glenavy yesterday.
A man has been spoken to by police after he allegedly approached a girl in Kurow in an attempt to lure her into his vehicle on Tuesday.
A 23-year-old woman who fled from the Oamaru police station on Sunday, after a drawn-out pursuit, remains at large.
Progress continues to be made on a beautification project at the site of the historic Phoenix Mill water wheel in Oamaru.
Oamaru police are open to the idea of CCTV being installed to monitor the town's unofficial private car sales yard at Awamoa Park.
Recent instances of vandalism at Oamaru's unofficial private car sales yard means the possibility of CCTV being installed is ''more of a priority'', Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says.
Oamaru residents are being advised to ensure their belongings and property are safe and secure, following two reported burglaries in the town over the past few days.
Alliance Group has been fined more than $330,000 after a worker lost their fingertips and had to drive themselves to a Southland hospital for treatment.
The head of Waitaki's Presbyterian parish says if those responsible for breaking in to a church had stolen a Bible instead of nothing at all, they may have learned something.
The opportunity to work with "awesome country kids" in a different setting has proved too much to resist for new Waitaki Valley School principal Matt Bokser.
The driver of a vehicle hit by a train at Hilderthorpe, north of Oamaru this morning has walked away from the crash unharmed.
A Kurow girl is being praised by police for her actions after a man allegedly attempted to lure her into his vehicle on Tuesday with the promise of seeing puppies.
More than 20 firefighters continued to contain a vegetation fire near Dunback in East Otago yesterday, four days after the large blaze first broke out.