Community

Bike park reaction ‘100% positive’

Oamaru's new learn-to-ride bike park at Friendly Bay has earned the thumbs-up from the young people who used it for the first time last Saturday. The...

Drag racing at Oamaru Airport this weekend

The smell of burning rubber, oil and smoke will again emanate from Oamaru Airport when drag racing returns on Saturday. Drag racing made a comeback...

Long trip for barrel racer

Horsewoman Henrietta Purvis is taking North Otago's hopes into the national rodeo finals in Wairoa this weekend. Mrs Purvis is ranked fourth in New Zealand...

We’re going on a trail ride!

The 11th incarnation of the Five Forks Foothills Trail Ride is taking in new terrain next weekend. The annual fundraiser for Five Forks School and...

Exhibition aims to make art accessible to everyone

Making art accessible to everyone is a goal of art gallery owner Philina den Dulk. For two weeks from today, her gallery Art on Tyne...

New role in migrant support

Waitaki Newcomers Network co-ordinator Christine Dorsey has taken on another role – Waitaki Multicultural Council migrant support co-ordinator. She fills the vacancy created by Jojan...

Town centre of Steampunk world

Oamaru's contribution to the worldwide phenomenon known as Steampunk has been welcomed internationally, two of the town's Steampunk pioneers say. Last year, Steampunk NZ Festival...

Growing knowledge pays

Alex Dixon's passion for gardening has paid off in spades. The 7-year-old Hampden boy recently won the best garden in the child category of the...

Cruise ship passengers on tour

A group of passengers from a cruise ship docked in Dunedin spent time in Oamaru last week, the first of many likely to see...

Livestock sold as community helps little girl

A livestock sale to raise funds for North Otago preschooler Charlee McLachlan's life-changing surgery has brought in nearly $40,000. The sale, organised by the Oamaru...

Chinese New Year at new heights

Last week's Chinese New Year celebrations in Oamaru were so popular with locals and visitors alike, an expanded version of the event is being...

Bike park to open in March

A smaller version of Oamaru's soon-to-be-completed learn-to-ride bike park at Friendly Bay may be constructed in Kurow, Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says. The bike park,...

Show goes from strength to strength

  The Palmerston and Waihemo A&P Association continues to surge ahead. Not only has its annual show expanded from one day to two, but attendances are...

New rector looking to future

Waitaki Boys' High School rector Darryl Paterson is determined to see the school become a great one under his watch. A former deputy rector at...

Surprise drop in rabbit count good news for public gardens

Fewer rabbits appear to be roaming the Oamaru Public Gardens this summer than last year, when the Waitaki District Council was forced to take...
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