Safety

Shops react to 1080 scare

Oamaru supermarkets are taking steps to secure and monitor infant formula, while local milk plants are planning to beef up security after threats to...

Speed limit drop unlikely here

Consideration is being given to reducing the speed of some unsafe rural roads around the country, but North Otago rural roads are unlikely to...

Good response to new alcohol limit in Waitaki

Police, restaurants and barsĀ in Oamaru have noticed a positive change since the alcohol limit was lowered in December. The legal alcohol limit was lowered from...

Mixed views on lower alcohol limits

Mixed opinions are swirling as Oamaru publicans consider the possible effects of the new drink-driving limit. The law change from December 1 will see the...

Targa Rally crash raises corner concerns

Georgetown Farmer Ken Elliott says the corner where an accident occurred during the Targa Rally on Wednesday has been problematic for years. There have been...

Waitaki driver behaviour ‘pretty good’ – police

The behaviour of drivers in Waitaki over the Labour Weekend was "pretty good on average", Southern Highway Patrol Sergeant Peter Muldrew says. Southern Police, Highway...

April bad month for road deaths

April was the worst month for road deaths in four years, despite a long-term downward trend in road fatalities, police say. Oamaru Police Sergeant Blair...

Hunters: Stay safe!

Fish and Game Central South Island officer Graeme Hughes is expecting no trouble with the North Otago duck shooting contingent when duck shooting gets...

Proposal to keep cyclists from using main road

Signs encouraging cyclists to use back routes are being proposed as a way to prevent cycle accidents on SH1. The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is...

Campaign targets intersection issues

As of yesterday, Oamaru police have started targeting five trouble spot intersections as part of a two-month campaign. The worst of these is the intersection...

‘Slow down near schools’ – police

It's back to school and police are campaigning to get people to take care when driving past school buses. Dunedin, Waitaki and Clutha Police will...

North end crossing report due out soon

Most public submissions support a proposal to install traffic lights on State Highway 1 through Oamaru's North End shopping centre. Submissions to the NZ Transport...
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