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Diversity of past 27 years enjoyable

Today the Oamaru Mail marks the end of an era, as one of its most devoted staff members departs. Office manager Kathy Hobbs speaks...

Excelsior clubrooms ideal site

Three potential sites for a possible indoor sports facility in Oamaru have been identified in a Sport Otago report received by the Waitaki District...

RNZAF recruit’s career takes off

Former Oamaru woman Jena Scott's career is set to soar after she recently completed the Royal New Zealand Air Force's latest officer course. Pilot Officer...

Resident writer raised in Oamaru

A former Oamaru woman has been given the opportunity to dedicate more time to something she enjoys most – writing. Karen Healey, an author and secondary...

St Kevin’s replacing artificial turf

A major project that will benefit sportspeople at St Kevin's College is close to going ahead. Plans are in the pipeline to upgrade the sand-based...

Whitestone City drawing visitors

A "steady stream" of visitors has passed through the doors of Whitestone City since it opened in late May, which Tourism Waitaki general manager...

Water wheel restoration project makes progress

Work to restore the historic Phoenix Mill water wheel at its Old Mill Rd site is progressing well. Installed 139 years ago, the wheel is...

Business plan face of Steampunk

A new way to record stunning, youthful good looks has arrived in Oamaru. At the recent Steampunk Festival Weekend, locals and visitors had the chance...

Dogs give their blood

Humans give blood all the time – and as it turns out, dogs do, too. Donor dogs gathered with their handlers at the Oamaru Veterinary...

Fame stuns chook stars

Forget Tom and Brad, Nicole and Angelina – there's a new wave of film stars and they're coming to Oamaru next week. Pecking Order, the...

Disabled dog travels in style

If you have seen a dog in a buggy left outside the supermarket or gym, don't worry – she's quite happy. It's just Sasha, resting...

Pupils excel in competition

Several Waitaki Girls' High School pupils showed off their foreign language skills at the recent Language Perfect world championships. The annual online language competition is...

New home for historic Waimate Shears

A pair of milestones will be celebrated at this year's Waimate Shears. Not only will the annual event be held for the 50th time, it...

New club aims to benefit pupils

An Oamaru snow lover hopes the creation of a new winter sport club will expose a generation of Waitaki children to the allure of...

Cost of toilets could skyrocket

If the Waitaki District Council installs all of the toilet facilities it may need over the next few years due to increased tourist demand, that...
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