Monday 17th September, 2018

Several categories of off-road racers battled it out on a country property near Kurow over the weekend.

The annual New Zealand Offroad Racing Championship’s Southern Dirtfest saw 42 cars competing in a short course event on Saturday..

...Which was followed with an endurance race on Sunday.


Thursday 13th September, 2018

Although better known for poultry and forestry, the small town of Herbert, in North Otago, is the unlikely home of the largest display of pipe organs in New Zealand.

Oamaru musicologist and organ builder Doctor Ron Newton has been collecting the instruments for more than two years.

He's put them together in the New Zealand Organ Museum - now housed in the eighteen sixty six original chapel at Saint John's Presbyterian Church.


Thursday 06th September, 2018

A retired Dunedin couple say they're distraught after the picnic area they've spent years beautifying has been vandalised.

The picnic spot at Shag Point has had trees removed, which the couple planted and paid for with their pensions.


Friday 31st August, 2018

Sceptics and supporters have flocked to a public meeting to see plans for a multi million-dollar floating luxury hotel proposed for Oamaru Harbour.

But the identity of the developer is unknown, and the Oamaru Licensing Trust says it wishes to respect the person's anonymity.


Friday 24th August, 2018

A University of Otago lecturer is pleased to see Pacific Island culture being celebrated in Oamaru.

Dr Telesia Kalavite visited a Fiefia night in North Otago, and says Pacifika culture is alive and well in the region.


Monday 13th August, 2018

Oamarus new international flight school has started to train its first student.

Eighteen year old Rohit Ramesh has chosen the new North Otago school to fulfill his childhood dream, and has made a flying start...


Friday 10th August, 2018

It was all hustle and bustle for those attending the recent Chess Power regional tournament at Fenwick School in Oamaru.

Over seventy Pupils from ten different schools turned up to compete in the event.


Wednesday 08th August, 2018

A Leopard seal has returned to Oamaru Harbour for the second time in just over a week.

Researchers say the seal's return will help give them data to understand this rare visitor to New Zealand shores.


Wednesday 08th August, 2018

After close to six months of earthquake strengthening and other work, the plastic wrap and scaffolding is being removed from the historic Oamaru courthouse in Thames Street.

The strengthening work involved steel support rods being installed throughout the building.

The building's roof was also replaced and the guttering re-contoured.

Cleaning of the exterior of the Oamaru stone building is now under way.

It's likely court services will return to the building in late September or early October.


Monday 06th August, 2018

A new cricket pavilion under construction at Oamaru's Centennial Park should be ready in time for summer.

And after five years in the planning, the new building will provide a much needed home for cricket in North Otago.