Two children were treated for injuries after falling off a sea biscuit on Lake Benmore.
Tailgate barbecues, cold drinks with mates, summer dresses and family get-togethers were as much the order of the day as horses at the Kurow Racecourse yesterday.
The big bulls at Omarama turned some of New Zealand's toughest cowboys into rag dolls in the rodeo arena yesterday.
No matter what the item may be, if it has local and historical significance to the Kurow region there's a good chance it will be on display in the Kurow Museum.
Oamaru police are appealing for information about a mystery woman who helped a teenager who suffered burns in a suspicious house fire this week.
After a $2.5million upgrade, the transformation of the former Stringer and Co building at the corner of Thames and Eden Sts into a 15-room "upper end" boutique hotel is nearly complete.
An Oamaru woman who started a Givealittle page for the victims of Reed St's Boxing Day house fire says she has never met the family who lost "everything'', but says the fire was "a bit too close to home''.
An Oamaru mother who lost everything after her home went up in flames yesterday has just told her young daughters the bad news as residents across Otago rally around her family.
A boxing Day fire destroyed a Reed St home yesterday and left the Oamaru single mother-of-three who lived there ''absolutely gutted''.
The gaping hole in a Weston road - damage from heavy November rain - will cost $300,000 to repair, Waitaki District Council assets group manager Neil Jorgensen says.
Oamaru's self-described ''heritage watchdog'' has called for fewer cars in the Oamaru Harbour area as well as no new buildings on the waterfront.
An Oamaru teenager has been taken to hospital after escaping a serious blaze, which is being treated as suspicious, just before firefighters arrived.
Enjoying the Christmas morning sunshine at the Oamaru learn-to-ride bike park are Oamaru sisters Willow Deed (11, left), Alexis Gibson (2) and Darci Gibson (5).
Oamaru's little penguins are being tracked through turbid water which was a result of an unseasonably stormy start to summer.
Nine new staffing roles planned at Tourism Waitaki will differ from what was originally proposed by the Waitaki District Council controlled-organisation.
A woman has suffered serious injuries after the car she was driving flipped in North Otago this morning.
The 21-year-old man killed on a rural property at Five Forks, inland from Oamaru, on Thursday was a talented rugby player and a ''good club man'', the president of his former rugby club says.