After a trip from Dunedin to Oamaru fraught with trouble two sailors needed some local know-how to get into Oamaru Harbour at the weekend.
The family of a man killed when an 88-year-old driver mounted the footpath and ploughed into three pedestrians say they are devastated about the length of time it took the man to plead guilty.
A man has been disqualified from driving and ordered to pay $10,000 to his victims after driving on to a footpath and killing a pedestrian and injuring three people in Oamaru last year.
The 50th Waimate Shears attracted a large crowd as well as shearing royalty to the new million-dollar pavilion at the Waimate Showgrounds on Friday and Saturday.
The Waitaki District Council appears set to restrict the pedestrianisation of Oamaru’s Harbour St to the warmer months.
Oamaru's Rainbow Confectionery Rainbow Run was a fundraiser for charity Sporting Chance, which gave money to "kids for sports gear where finances are a barrier to them participating in sport".
About 400 people took part in Oamaru’s America’s Cup Carnival yesterday.
With two fewer nests at Moeraki this year, Penguin Rescue volunteers would be "thrilled" if last year’s breeding success was repeated at mainland New Zealand’s largest yellow-eyed penguin colony.
Waitaki Deputy Mayor Melanie Tavendale has tried to scrap a limit on the number of cats pet owners are permitted from proposed new rules for the district.
Police talk to witnesses near a car that crashed into the Salvation Army building in Oamaru’s North End yesterday.
A pedestrian was taken to hospital after an accident in which a car crashed into a building in Oamaru this afternoon.
Police are hunting for the driver who triggered a short pursuit this morning in Oamaru as they allegedly drove into the path of oncoming traffic.
Shooting a 12-year-old boy’s kitten in a camping area has led to a conviction for a 76-year-old Christchurch man, and an expensive veterinarian’s bill.
The 4000 cows on farms affected by the bacterial disease Mycoplasma bovis will go to the works for food processing, the Ministry for Primary Industries says.
Organisers are hoping a geocaching event in Oamaru later this month will attract enough people to become a ''Mega'' event.
An emergency housing project in Oamaru was officially opened on Saturday.
Auckland should ''put away the begging bowl'' and deal with its own problems, Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says.
The money and audience totals are still being worked out, but the estimated attendance figure for the inaugural Waitaki Arts Festival was about 1000 people.
A vast majority of Harbour St businesses are in favour of pedestrian-only access to the Oamaru historic street, a Waitaki District Council survey shows.
Alleged drink drivers caused two crashes in North Otago over the weekend, one of them a man who had been breath tested earlier in the night.