Tuesday 16th April, 2019

Members of the Black Ferns rugby team were at Saint Kevin's College, in Oamaru, this week, to take a training session for female pupils in the Waitaki Region - and they brought along a special trophy to help inspire the next generation.


Monday 15th April, 2019

The Waitaki-Community Hospital Action-Group has continued its calls, for the Chief Executive, and the Board Chairman, of Waitaki-District Health-Services, to stand down.

Their concern has arisen over the company's handling, of its controversial 'Proposal for Change' document, with the group holding a protest-march over the weekend, to show their discontent.


Thursday 07th March, 2019

Screams for help could be heard from the Saint Kevin's College campus in Oamaru on Wednesday.

But the pupils screaming were merely acting, for the benefit of a large multi-agency emergency services exercise, staged in Oamaru.


Wednesday 06th March, 2019

Services won't be cut, following a proposal to change staffing at Oamaru Hospital.

That was the upshot of a community meeting organised by Waitaki District Health Services yesterday.

This follows the ODT's discovery of a confidential document proposing the restructuring of staff and changes to the hospital's layout.


Monday 04th March, 2019

The Waitaki Community Hospital Action Group is vowing to keep the pressure on proposed staff cuts at Oamaru Hospital.

That's the message from the protest group who staged a peaceful picket in Oamaru.


Friday 01st March, 2019

The Alps 2 Ocean ultra distance race is due to wrap up in Oamaru over the weekend.

Competitors who finish the race will have run, walked, and stumbled more than three hundred kilometres from the centre of the South Island to Oamaru.

Its the first ultra-distance race for one local, who's vowing to finish the course.


Thursday 28th February, 2019

The second annual Alps 2 Ocean event has seen more than a 100 people begin, and many retire along the seven stage, 323 kilometre ultra-endurance race so far.

At more than 320km, it takes the better part of a week to complete the run to Oamaru from Mount Cook, which the race director describes as a travelling circus.


Monday 25th February, 2019

The 156th North Otago A and P Show has attracted hundreds of people to the Oamaru Showgrounds over the weekend.

The old line an A and P show brings the country to town still rings true, even in a regional town like Oamaru.

As well as the usual agricultural and farming-themed attractions, there was plenty of rides and other entertainment on offer.

As happens every year, animals including sheep, goats, cattle and horses were judged and ribbons handed out.

The two-day annual show started on Friday and wrapped up on Saturday afternoon.


Monday 18th February, 2019

Around 200 people gathered at Campbells Bay in Kakanui yesterday for a memorial for two brothers who died there last week.


Friday 01st February, 2019

A firefighter has praised the quick-thinking actions of a Summerland truck driver who was able to safely pull over as his trailers were being engulfed in flames north of Oamaru.