It may sound like "hocus-pocus" to some, but some Moeraki residents hope the alternative pest control methods they are using will take hold soon.
A dilapidated Oamaru building, which its owners plan to turn into visitor accommodation, has been approved for Heritage Earthquake Upgrade Incentive Programme funding.
Repairs are under way at Kakanui’s Coast Cafe almost three months after the business was closed when an out-of-control vehicle ploughed through its front, causing substantial damage.
Three lines of work to determine the spread of bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis will begin to return results next month, Ministry for Primary Industries officials say.
Oamaru police have concerns about the growing number of reports of people trespassing on private property in the town.
This year's warm weather has made for a honey of a season for apiarists.
The Government is giving about $280,000 to restore three historic buildings including a 130-year-old one in Oamaru.
When Margaret Munro arrives in Oamaru in March it will feel like a homecoming of sorts for the new Tourism Waitaki general manager.
New Zealand’s newest wine region has been left off a Tourism New Zealand and New Zealand Winegrowers list of "wine experiences".
Class and kitsch collide at the edge of Oamaru. Jennifer Jane Rendell has on her luxury property created a collection of art and objects that rivals anything else New Zealand’s quirkiest town has to offer. Hamish MacLean scores a tour.
Another large Summerland Express Freight truck has crashed, this time on State Highway 1 south of Ashburton.
The actions of a person who set fire to bundles of old newspapers inland from Oamaru are being described as "absolute stupidity" that could have resulted in a far bigger blaze.
Unruly behaviour threatening the welfare of penguins coming ashore in Oamaru continues to be a problem for staff at the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony.
A woman with Otago links critically injured in Bali is back in New Zealand and has begun her recovery.
Up to 12 schools in the Waitaki district will become Enviroschools in the coming year, but the nationwide sustainability programme won't be in place at those schools from day one of the first term.
One person was transported to Oamaru Hospital with minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash on the Waitaki bridge yesterday.
One person has been transported to Oamaru Hospital with minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash on the Waitaki Bridge north of Oamaru this morning.
A ''grumpy bog monster'' has been startling some visitors to the Kakanui area since last week.
All family traditions start somewhere and as far as Oamaru's Amie Rawson is concerned, there's no better place than Parsons Rock camping ground on the shores of Lake Aviemore.
The last 12 months have been marked by extreme weather across New Zealand, including in Oamaru which had its second wettest year on record.