Oamaru to feature in TV show

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Some of Oamaru’s well-recognised places will be shown on Heartland TV as part of the new series There and Back.

Oamaru, known for its old buildings, features in an upcoming episode of the show, with Campbell’s Butchery, Oamaru Vintage Car Club, Scott’s Brewery and Rod Tempero Motor Body Builder Ltd all making an appearance.

Campbell’s Butchery owner Tony Campbell said it was an honour to be a part of something for the town.

“It was fantastic to be asked to be involved with the re-creation of the 27m saveloy,” he said.

Mr Campbell said his butchery was asked if it would help recreate Oamaru’s famous 27m-long saveloy, which was first created by Ross’ Butchery in the town back in 1976.

“We made the saveloy, which took a few hours to do, but it was something we were more than happy to do to help promote Oamaru to the rest of New Zealand.”

The show will feature footage from back in 1976 and then footage of the staff at Campbell’s Butchery remaking the saveloy earlier this year.

Scott’s Brewery is also appearing on the show, with footage dating back to 1905.

The brewery moved down here from Auckland nearly a year ago.

Scott’s Brewery co-owner Tyla Scott said they were excited about the opportunity to appear on the show.

“We are a bit camera shy, but we hope we did a good job promoting the brewery but also Oamaru itself and just showing people what a fantastic place it is for people to come,” Mrs Scott said.

The brewery will talk about why they moved to Oamaru and what they are doing.

There and Back screens every Tuesday night on TVNZ channel Heartland TV, with the Oamaru episode airing on Tuesday, May 20 at 7.30pm. It will be replayed on Sunday, May 25, at 10.30pm or viewers can see it online at TVNZondemand.

By BRAYDEN LINDSAY

PHOTO: BRAYDEN LINDSAY

BACK TO SIZE: Campbell’s Butchery owner Tony Campbell with bags of saveloys used to help recreate a 27m-long saveloy for a show on Heartland TV.