Oamaru's Leigh Fellows reckons his 2008 Suzuki Boulevard C109R motorcycle is a bit "like an armchair" to ride, and it looks just as comfortable as one.
Last year's winners of the Being Excited About Nothing (BEAN) Cup have retained their title.
OPINION: Bitterly disappointing pretty much sums up the Kiwi's performance in the recent Rugby League World Cup final at Old Trafford in Manchester.
Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says 2013 Census statistics around employment levels and income for Waitaki make "very interesting reading".
A 385 hectare, $3.5 million expansion to the North Otago Irrigation Company's (NOIC) irrigation scheme at Five Forks commences this week.
North Otago athletes have come back from the recent Special Olympics New Zealand National Summer Games for 2013 with an impressive haul of medals.
This week we are taking a departure from our normal profile on people in our community and featuring a guest to the region. Jackie Clarke will MC at Christmas on the Bay on December 21.
Shoulder tapped by talent scout
Twizel country artist Sarah Conlan is riding a wave of success after a moving performance at the Special Olympics in Dunedin and a nomination for a top country music award.
Newly elected Mackenzie District representatives have toured their region to get to know council facilities and issues.
Invited guests of the Temuka branch of the Labour Party gathered for a mix and mingle with Labour Leader David Cunliffe on Friday evening.
Timaru was taken over by zombies last weekend.
The Upper Waitaki Zone Committee is hosting a public meeting to talk with people about the process it is leading to develop catchment-specific water quality limits.
A week to create
A sweet Christmas tradition with an architectural twist is once again taking centre stage at Oamaru's Pen-y-bryn Lodge.
More than 2000 people made their way to Oamaru Racecourse for Christmas at the Races on Saturday, setting an attendance record for the event in the process.
Years of training went into the National Summer Games for the Special Olympic athletes but it was all worth it for the glory of gold, silver and bronze.
The first of two bridges being built over the Waitaki River at Kurow is set to open next March, a year after work on the $20.1 million project began.
Josie Bamber likes ballet and cupcakes, so she wrote about them, scooping the Ursula Moray Williams Creative Writing Competition Year 1 to 3 prize.
Mike Small has been motor racing since 1977 but his latest venture sees him behind the wheel of a classic he's taking a bit slower.
Not a lot is known about the now defunct Timaru Harmonica Band.
Omarama's newly-opened community centre is getting plenty of use, despite only being open for just over a month.
Heats in the third Pleasant Point's Got Talent start on January 5.
This week's profile is on singer-song writer Jaz Paterson of Geraldine. Jaz will be performing at the Waimate Strawberry Fare on December 14.
Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher is taking the Gigatown competition very seriously and plans to do as much as he can to lead Oamaru to victory.
Strawberry Fare will be sharing its big day this year with the Waimate Rodeo which has been moved forward by two weeks.
The Stroke Foundation and Life Education Trust are both better off thanks to the Midland District Masonic Mens' Choir.
Some Timaru consumers are not put off soft drinks despite research showing the effects of sugar sweetened drink could lead to Alzheimer's disease or cancer.
Fresh from NY
A pop up fashion show has been added to Timaru's calendar of events in the lead-up to Christmas.
Oamaru Police are investigating a string of thefts after complaints from several residents about items going missing from their homes.
Christchurch school friends Moorhouse were unknown 12 months ago but thanks to X Factor, they are now familiar faces in many a Timaru household.
More than 30 entries were displayed at the first Timaru Schools Hat and Hair competition held at Craighead last week.