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Vaping both passion and business

It is full steam ahead for Oamaru's newest business. Infused, a store predominantly selling electronic cigarettes and e-liquids, opened its doors in the former Natural...

Dismayed at data loss

The decision to scrap monthly accommodation figures has come at a bad time, Tourism Waitaki general manager Margaret Munro says. According to the latest Stats...

Skifields set to open within month

Dust off your skis and head for the hills – the Waitaki district's skifields are on track to open in the next month. But winter...

Palmerston bike park a hit with kids

If you build it, they will come. More than 20 children took their bikes and scooters to the official opening of Palmerston's new bike park...

Alan’s hoping to secure your backing

North Otago agricultural consultant Alan Harvey hopes the district will get behind him in the Young Farmer of the Year People's Choice Award. Mr Harvey...

First time lucky for peace song composer

She's done it! The first song ever written by Oamaru natural therapist Valemma Wright has become one of the top five in an international competition. Wright's...

Fast internet needed to watch Rugby World Cup

If you are planning on watching the Rugby World Cup this year, you may have to change the way you watch rugby. The rights to...

New Waitaki Valley head has teaching in his blood

After more than three years at the helm of Hampden School, Matt Bokser is taking the next step in his principalship career. On July...

Songwriting prize win ‘wonderful’

Oamaru still holds a very special place in Kerryn Fields' heart. It was where she forged her career in broadcasting, where she wrote her first...

Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019 – Waitaki recipients

QSM Recipients BAK FONG (PETER) LEE ★ Oamaru ★ Services to horticulture and the community Bak Fong (Peter) Lee arrived in New Zealand as a youngster in 1949. As...

Bike problems wreck road race hopes

Hamish McCallum had his run at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup cut short due to a mechanical problem with his bike, but the...

Ploughman’s hard work honoured

A Palmerston farmer who has devoted more than 50 years to ploughing has become a patron of the national body. Noel Sheat was given the...

Farmers staff walk off the job over pay

Farmers department store employees are grading their employer's performance an "F". Oamaru staff joined their national counterparts in taking strike action against their employer last...

Forgotten ashes to be buried

After 36 years waiting at an Oamaru funeral home, "Forgotten Mary" will soon be laid to rest. Mary Begg's ashes are among 16 unclaimed at...

Steampunk to the core

Angela Taylor undergoes quite a transformation just by changing hats. When she takes off the hat she wears for her job as a meter reader...
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