A Glenavy man who burnt down his mother's cottage in the South Canterbury township has been sentenced to 18 months' supervision.
A devastated Oamaru business owner is struggling to come to terms with the fact her lower Thames St shop was targeted in a brazen smash-and-grab yesterday.
Newly elected Waitaki Power Trust chairman John Clements is grateful to have been given the chance to give back to the industry he has spent most of his life in.
A grass fire threatened a hazelnut orchard at Maheno, south of Oamaru, yesterday, the second such blaze in North Otago within two days.
Changes to the layout of Oamaru Hospital will continue in the long term, but not until a "detailed business case" is signed off, Waitaki District Health Services chief executive Ruth Kibble says.
A string of apparent burglaries targeting rural North Otago properties has police concerned and pleading for people to ramp up security to counter thieves as the festive season approaches.
Thick smoke blanketed a section of Beach Rd in Oamaru yesterday after a burn-off fanned by strong winds got out of control.
A 48-year-old man has been named as the person killed in a crash inland of Oamaru on Monday.
Police have named the North Otago man who was killed when his car hit a power pole near Duntroon yesterday.
Hairdresser Ali Brosnan recalls being ‘‘scared stiff’’ giving his first solo haircut.
A Dunedin man set to face trial in Timaru next week after being charged with multiple sex offences will not appear in court again until next year.
All the colour and flair of Waitaki’s cultural diversity was on show at Saturday’s Oamaru Christmas Parade.
Outgoing Waitaki Girls’ High School principal Tracy Walker is leaving the position she has held since July 2012 at the endof this year, to take up the role of principal at Palmerston North...
No arrests have been made two weeks on from the brazen theft of about 400kg of tomatoes from a Kakanui grower.
An Oamaru business owner who was without a telephone, eftpos and internet connection for almost three days says the only reason he is back online is thanks to the media.
Boaties need to make sure their vessels are safe and secure when not in use, as plans to boost security in the area around the North Otago Yacht and Power Boat Club take shape.
Oamaru Pacific Island Community Group president Hana Halalele speaks at the launch of Tupu Aotearoa at the St Paul’s Church hall in Oamaru yesterday.
A truck was left teetering just centimetres from the water after it struck its driver and injured him in an accident in Moeraki, south of Oamaru, yesterday.
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Truck drivers need to know how big their vehicles are when they pass under rail bridges or risk the consequences, Waitaki District Council roading manager Mike Harrison says.