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.
The courthouse was closed in late twenty eleven after being classed as earthquake-prone, with court services relocated to the nearby Opera House and then to a portable facility in Humber Street a few years later.
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.
A woman who had a firearm pointed at her and her two-year-old son during an armed offenders squad call-out in Oamaru last week is demanding an apology.
She says a drill was mistaken for a gun which led to the incident on Friday.
Up to twelve heavily armed AOS members converged on a South Hill home in Wansbeck Street in the early afternoon, after a member of the public reported seeing a man wielding a gun.
The woman, who lives at the house with her son, says both had firearms pointed at them as they tried to walk out of the house during the incident.
She did not want to be named because she feared unwanted attention.
Police won't comment on what was found at the house as the investigation is ongoing.
The armed offenders squad swarmed a home in Oamaru today after a man was seen wielding a gun in public.
Senior Sergeant Jason McCoy says the AOS and uniformed officers were called to a property in Wansbeck Street at about eleven AM.
The man was arrested without incident and taken into custody.
A witness says about twelve AOS members were involved in the operation at the house.
They shouted instructions at the occupants, and at least two were handcuffed and ordered to sit on the footpath outside the property.
A reporter earlier witnessed four police cars parked outside the house and officers were seen coming and going.
Tees Street in Oamaru was also blocked to traffic for a time.
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The event sees competitors, wielding firearms typical of the mid-to-late nineteenth century, in a Wild West scenario.
A cone of silence has dropped over the upper reaches of the Waitaki district as the production of a major movie begins.
Residents have signed confidentiality agreements or are unwilling to speak about the film.
Construction has begun on what could be a Chinese fortress in the Ahuriri Valley.
This is understood to be a set for Disney's live-action remake of the 1998 animated feature Mulan.
The Waitaki District Council confirms a consent has been approved for the production company to film in the valley but has not offered any details.
The website IMDb lists 104 filmmakers and crew signed on to the movie, including a military adviser and horse master.
An urban myth has been circulating around Palmerston's East Otago High School this year.
47 pupils stood atop one of the landmark Moeraki Boulders back in the 1960s - or so the story goes.
That's prompted the current crop of students to find out for themselves.