Terry O’Neill, of Oamaru, receives his Queen’s Service Medal for services to sports journalism from Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy at an investiture ceremony at Government House in Wellington...
National leader Todd Muller has addressed Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker's leaking of confidential details of Covid-19 patients during a visit to Oamaru. Meanwhile a sign at Walker's office says he is on "annual leave".
Emergency services responded to two crashes in the region yesterday, both needing the rescue helicopter to fly patients with serious injuries to Dunedin Hospital.
A lack of urgency in central government decision-making is "appalling" and putting too much pressure on Waitaki District Council staff, Ahuriri ward councillor Ross McRobie says.
Farmers whose properties are alongside the Waitaki River are irate they are being charged rates on land which has been washed away.
One person has been flown to Dunedin Hospital with serious injuries after a crash at Macraes Flat in East Otago.
Emergency services are responding to a crash in Weston, North Otago, where a person has sustained serious injuries.
A Mataura woman who trashed an Oamaru liquor store on Sunday before returning to unleash a tirade of abuse at staff had drunk more than four litres of cider, police say.
From shooting man-eating hippos and training lions to "act", to protecting endangered penguins from predators, North Otago man Peter Whitehead has covered a lot in his 97 years.
A Waitaki district councillor says charging couples to get married in the Oamaru Public Gardens is "unfair" and the fee should be scrapped.
From North Otago farm girl to New Zealand fashion designer – Oamaru Mail reporter Gus Patterson finds out more about Auckland-based Tess McCone, who has just launched her own fashion label, Su’mar.
Frustration at trying to secure staff has taken the gloss off a booming return to business for Ohau Snow Fields and Lake Ohau Lodge owner Mike Neilson.
A grant to a group interested in ecological restoration in and around Cromwell has been declined because the requested funds exceeded budget.
A dry autumn helped the North Otago Irrigation Company pump out its third highest recorded volume of water to properties on its scheme since it was opened close to 14 years ago.
It was lucky a fire in the Wrinkly Rams in Omarama this morning was caught in time, its owner James Kerr says.
Waitaki district ratepayers will not face a rates rise this financial year, despite a 0.3% rise in the amount of rates to be collected by the Waitaki District Council.
A driver has escaped with minor injuries after their car went off a bridge into a creek near Hampden in North Otago.
The spray-painting of swastikas at the main entrance to St Kevin’s College has left the Oamaru school reeling, as tensions continue to rise ahead of the rugby game against Waitaki Boys’ High School.
Fears already stretched parking areas in central Oamaru will become more congested have been expressed around the Waitaki District Council table.