Communities

Precinct stars in Olympic film

'Oamaru is a great place to film'

japanese film

Oamaru's Victorian precinct is to act as the backdrop for a Japanese television movie about the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

MG wins best ride

norman bunt

Since his 20s, Timaru man Norman Bunt has had a love of classic cars and a love of driving them.

Music key to many hearts

peggy watson

Farewell dances during war time, wedding dances, boys returning from overseas, Peggy Watson played piano for them all.

Paula's aiming for a shady deal

Teens 'deserve' protection too

paula thompson

A Timaru woman's sun shade project failed to gain traction but she now hopes a new council will be its saviour.

WBHS board considering report

waitaki boys high school

Waitaki Boys' High School's (WBHS) board of trustees has confirmed it has accepted an independent report into issues surrounding the school.

Bell shines with Urban

keith urban, kaylee bell

Waimate singer Kaylee Bell has brought the town some stardust after she performed with Keith Urban.

Kombi comes with kitchen

Winning combination

kombi

Jack Martin and Sue Harvey's Kombi gets put to good use every Sunday at the Oamaru Farmers' Market.

Dancers blast away competition

Gleniti Blasters' winning routine

jump jam

A video from this year's 2014 Jump Jam Extravaganza shows how the Gleniti Busters stole the show with their performance.

Camaro is his passion

1968 chevrolet camaro

Doug James' hunt for his dream car ended 12 months ago and don't expect to see anyone else driving it.

Sister acts power chorale

Family at heart of Big Sing group

sophie elliott

It was a sister act for Timaru Girls High School at the Big Sing regionals in Dunedin last week.

No repairs until road dry

fortification rd

An 'incredible' amount of rain over several months is having an impact on Waitaki's rural road network.

Farmers take over luxury lodge

lime tree lodge

Self-proclaimed genuine Kiwi farmers have put their passion about people to the test by re-opening a luxury lodge.

Keep penguin viewing free

timaru penguin

Timaru penguin supporters are doing their bit to protect the birds from commercialisation.

Waitaki councillor steps down

sharyn price

A Waitaki District councillor has resigned from her post following health concerns.

Do boys do better with boys?

cameron keelty

Boys and girls might not mix when it comes to education, according to New Zealand research.

Room built for modern learning

papakaio

A state-of-the-art classroom officially opened at Papakaio School recently and is described as a "new and invigorated space" by the principal Gary Shirley.

Bookshop moves on to new page

rob mcbeath

Shifting 10,000 books to a new premises has been more than worth it for an Oamaru bookstore owner.

Waitaki rates set to rise

waitaki district council

A rate increase of 2.96 per cent has been set by the Waitaki District Council.

Kids' bunnies go missing

blue rabbit

Children at an Oamaru kindergarten were saddened last week when their beloved pet baby bunnies went missing.

School investigation continues

waitaki boys high school

An independent adviser will this week interview several people in regards to complaints received about Waitaki Boys' High School.

Hats off to Riverstone

'You're only as good as your last dish'

bevan smith

Chef Bevan Smith believes fine produce and plenty of hard work are behind Riverstone Kitchen's latest accolade.

Building buy gives centre a boost

esk valley building

The St Andrew's District Children's Centre has secured its future after buying a former school building.

Chasing the New York dream

Pair balance aspiration with reality

lachi mcbride, emma langdon

New York has long been a magnet for aspiring performers - among them two ex-Timaruvians.

Ban on religion sought

bible

Primary schools in South Canterbury have been approached about religious education.

Chance for scruffy dogs to shine

'All supposed to be ... funny and light-hearted'

joanne marama

Wanted: Dogs of all shapes, sizes, breeds and colours, for the Scruff's Dog Show at the Woodbury Domain.

Tourists low in crash stats

Rakaia crash

While vehicle crashes involving tourists aren't common on North Otago roads, those from overseas driving still need to have their wits about them.

Q&A: Damon Odey

damon odey

This week we invited Timaru Mayor Damon Odey to reveal a little more about himself to our readers.

Weather delays court opening

oamaru temporary court

Oamaru's new temporary court is set to open by the end of June.

Denmark provides a 'great' career and life

thomas orr

When deciding on a career which will help you travel and make the world a better place, you could take the lead of former Timaru man, Thomas Orr, for whom teaching has been just that.

Fixed or floating rates?

interest rates

Recent mortgage rate increases have consumers taking more notice of their loan structure.

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content