transport

Rail company fires inquiry completed

Dunedin Railways has completed its investigation into a series of fires south of Oamaru in January, believed to have been sparked by a visiting...

Rule, Britannia! Cars to line up in All British Day

Oamaruvians can expect to see more Minis, Hillmans and various other cars cruising around town this weekend. "All British Day'' is being held tomorrow and...

Road projects deemed priorities

A number of North Otago roading projects been given a high priority in a joint Otago-Southland regional plan to address transport issues. Environment Southland and...

Jury out on crossing signals

North End business owners are taking a wait-and-see approach to a signalised pedestrian crossing to be installed at the current site of a troublesome...

New signals

New pedestrian signals designed to improve safety in North Oamaru should be operating by the end of the month. The New Zealand Transport Agency announced...

KiwiRail project in Weston

More than 1400 old timber railway sleepers will be replaced near Oamaru as part of KiwiRail's infrastructure renewal programme. KiwiRail senior communications advisor David Miller...

Veteran rally set to rumble

Thirty-five different vintage cars are converging on Oamaru for the National Veteran Car Rally beginning today. Vintage cars in the rally date from between 1900-19...

Sad end to a great day

A series of fires possibly ignited by hot ash from a steam locomotive used to transport visitors from Dunedin to Oamaru, as part of...

Oamaru steam train trip sells out

Come January 24 Oamaru can expect an influx of visitors. The Steam Train "Jessica", JA1240, has proved a hugely popular attraction for people of Dunedin...

Rail lines checked after quake

The 6.0 magnitude quake which struck about 30km West of Arthur's Pass yesterday resulted in all trains from there to Oamaru being cancelled for about six hours. Two...

New licence laws welcomed in Oamaru

Changes to New Zealand's driving laws, which come into effect next week, will help make the country's roads safer, AA North Otago district manager...

Jigger racing comes to town

Jigger racing will be in Oamaru today. With the Victorian Heritage Celebrations just around the corner Tourism Waitaki marketing manager Ian Elliott decided to promote...

Beer expo cancels train from Oamaru

The Dunedin Craft Beer Expo has cancelled its proposed train from Oamaru to the event this weekend due to lack of interest. It was decided...

Train trip to Herbert well received

A fantastic walk-up crowd on Sunday has left Oamaru Steam and Rail general manager Harry Andrew a very happy man. The Taieri Train was in...

Fate of rail bridge to be decided

The fate of the Oamaru Creek Bridge 160 should be known within the next 10 days. The bridge plays a major role in connecting trains...
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