Monday 20th January, 2020

A new dawn in the space age is set to break at Oamaru Airport.

A memorandum of understanding between the Waitaki District Council and aerospace company Dawn Aerospace could mean space flight from the North Otago town later this year.

Thursday 16th January, 2020

This year's yellow-eyed penguin chicks at Moeraki have been taken into care after three were killed, probably by a ferret.

Nearly all of the 49 chicks born at the two Moeraki colonies are now in the care of Penguin Rescue, with staff staff saying human intervention was the only way to keep them safe.

Friday 20th December, 2019

Work on demolishing the old Tait science building at Waitaki Boys' High School began on Friday.

The 60-year-old building is to make way for a large open space for pupils to enjoy from next year.

Friday 13th December, 2019

It's been more than 20 years of disappointment for the people of Oamaru, who want to make a splash at their local pool.

But from Saturday, the Waitaki Aquatic Centre's new diving board will be open for business and Otago Daily Times reporter Daniel Birchfield was given the honour of being the first person to leap off the platform, in more than two decades.

Friday 06th December, 2019

A man in his sixties is dead after being shot by police in Kurow, North Otago late Thursday night.

Police say at a press conference the man 'held and presented' a firearm at police before he was shot.

Wednesday 04th December, 2019

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'.

Monday 02nd December, 2019

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.

Tuesday 19th November, 2019

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.

Monday 18th November, 2019

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.

Monday 11th November, 2019

Armistice Day was commemorated throughout Otago, Southland and Canterbury today.

Gathering took place in towns such as Ashburton, Oamaru and even the tiny township of Otama just north of Gore.