An Invercargill boy injured after being struck by a car in central Oamaru on Tuesday was partway though a bus trip from Christchurch to his home city with his family, police say.
Police are yet to speak to the driver of a vehicle that crashed in north Oamaru last month, killing two teenagers.
Close communication between landowners means cases of unlawful hunting in the Waitaki Valley have been few and far between this year, police say.
A man charged in relation to a blaze that destroyed a house in the South Canterbury township of Glenavy in May will appear in the Timaru District Court today.
After five years of painstaking research, a former Oamaru man's mission to recognise the town's "lost" graves has been completed.
An Oamaru man who was challenged by the owner of a property he allegedly entered with the intention of stealing alcohol appeared in the Timaru District Court on Monday.
Fundraising for a proposed statue of former All Black captain Richie McCaw for Kurow has been ''disappointingly slow'', a project fundraising committee member says.
Oamaru North School principal Peter Roundhill is confident the school's future is rosy, as it embarks on a "rebuilding" phase.
Fire crews spent several hours at the scene of an out-of-control rubbish fire near Oamaru yesterday.
Fuel retailer Gull has delayed the opening of its first South Island site south of Oamaru until next month, Gull New Zealand general manager Dave Bodger confirmed.
Crews from the Weston Volunteer Fire Brigade and Waitaki Volunteer Rural Fire Force extinguished a rubbish fire that had threatened a row of pine trees inland from Oamaru this morning.
Lines of communication between the Ministry for Primary Industries and farmers impacted by cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis have been muddied for too long, Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says.
A movie theatre operated by a trust may be the only way North Otago residents will be able to watch feature films on the big screen regularly, Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says.
A lack of space for its growing congregation and a desire to expand its community programmes are the reasons behind the Elim Church selling its central Oamaru building, church pastor Gregory...
Those responsible for graffiti spray-painted at Oamaru's World War 2 memorial have ''hurt'' those it is dedicated to, Squadron 26 (Oamaru) Air Training Corps commander Derek Beveridge says.
The "ebb and flow" of Oamaru's main street retail scene is continuing as new businesses open and others relocate, Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says.
The reasons behind a special meeting of Te Runanga o Waihao members that has been called with the intention of standing down its executive committee are being kept quiet.
Oamaru's public art gallery will not open its doors to the public again this year, as remediation and capital works continue on the 1882 building in lower Thames St.
Water spills over the Waitaki Dam near Kurow.
Burglaries in north Oamaru are on the rise, as opportunistic thieves target unsecured property in the area.