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.


Wednesday 16th January, 2019

Kakanui is a well-known surfing destination to many, but perhaps not for brothers Patrick and Sjors Ens...

Determined to free themselves from the shackles of school holiday boredom, the pair have come up with a novel way to pass the time as the days drag on.


Friday 21st December, 2018

The hordes of red-billed gulls flocking to Countdown Oamaru's rooftop are slowly reducing, thanks to a concerted effort to deter the birds from setting up home on the popular nesting spot.

The number of gulls peaked at an estimated 900 a night during October... now only 600 gulls and 90 nests remain...

Woolworths New Zealand staff, in consultation with DoC and contractors, have been cleaning the roof three times a week...


Friday 21st December, 2018

Penguin Rescue volunteers south of Oamaru are on their toes following the discovery yellow-eyed penguin chicks at Moeraki are slowly starving.

This year has seen 53 chicks raised on the peninsula, but the adult penguins are struggling to catch enough fish to feed


Monday 17th December, 2018

Christmas in the Park became Christmas at the Harbour in Oamaru yesterday, after organisers House of Breakthrough Church relocated the event from its Takaro Park to the Oamaru harbour area.

As a result, about two thousand people enjoyed the festive atmosphere in the form of music entertainment for children.

It's the seventh year the free community event has been staged.

Organisers hope to be able to hold it at the harbour again next year.

There were long queues for the face-painting and ball-toss stalls, as well as for candy floss and sausages.


Friday 07th December, 2018

When a two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist boxer talks about high-performance training, it pays to listen.

And when David Nyika put Saint Kevin's College pupils through the paces of a workout he developed to keep him going in the ring, the pupils worked.


Monday 26th November, 2018

Santa Claus brought four of his reindeer along to the Waitaki District Santa Parade, held in Oamaru over the weekend.

Organisers were impressed by the size of the crowd as several thousand people lined the street, despite the forecast bad weather.


Thursday 22nd November, 2018

The end of a decades-long farming tradition is about to come to an end.

The Munro family have just finished their latest sheep drive between their two properties, Rostriever, in North Otago and Mount Thomas, on the south side of the Lindis summit.

And while it may be the longest sheep drive in the country, it's a trek that's becoming more difficult.


Monday 19th November, 2018

Oamaru's annual Victorian heritage celebrations wrapped up yesterday with an old-time fete in the town's historic precinct.

The celebrations have been a huge success with all of the ticketed events sold out, with the free events also well attended.

Organised by the Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust, the five-day celebration saw hundreds dress up in their finest Victorian clothes and enjoy events around the town.

A garden party was held at the Oamaru Public Gardens on Friday, with crowds filling the Victorian precinct over the weekend.