A Kakanui-based rose grower won the overall prize for her rose at the recent North Otago rose show in Oamaru.
Alison Ludemann describes having her rose crowned Champion of Champions as being something 'very special'.
With less than a month to go before Christmas, towns and cities around Otago and Southland have already started holding their annual Santa parades.
This weekend saw the streets of Oamaru, Dunedin and Invercargill filled with floats, in a celebration of both Christmas and the local communities.
The last of five little blue penguins taken into care in Oamaru has finally been released.
The birds were taken to the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony's rehabilitation centre a month ago, having been found covered in oil.
Oamaru's annual Victorian Heritage Celebrations started last Thursday and were in full swing over the weekend.
"Wheels" were the theme for this year's celebration of how things were during the reign of Queen Victoria.
Maheno School held its Annual Pet Day recently, featuring the same judge its had for the last 53 years.
Eighty five-year-old, Ray Lawrence, has judged the event since 1966 but says, he still enjoys the occasion.
Around 10,000 specators attended the annual Waimate 50 car racing event north of Oamaru over labour Weekend.
Thanks to the hard work of 200 volunteers, this year's event saw more teams, more days and more race categories than ever.
Parishioners were set to gather for a final Presbyterian service at Papakaio Presbyterian Church, northwest of Oamaru on Sunday.
The service would mark the end of 125 years of Presbyterian worship at the church.