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Pacific group funded for job support

A new project to help young Pacific people find meaningful employment launched in Oamaru last week. The Oamaru Pacific Island Community Group has received funding...

Nature lover making waves

A former Waitaki Boys' High School pupil has been nationally recognised for leadership excellence. Now based in Kaikoura, Cowan Fearn (24) won the emerging...

Toot For Tucker response praised

Toot For Tucker once again received an "amazing response'' from the Waitaki community. On Monday night, North Otago Lions Clubs joined forces to run the...

Vintage Fiat to get another outing

A redoubtable combination is contesting tomorrow's 59th annual Windsor Rally. Retired Oamaru lawyer Ivan Main will be driving his 1920 Fiat 501. The car is...

Girls told they can do anything

Waitaki Girls' High School may be a small school in a small town, but that doesn't mean its pupils can't take on the world,...

Relishing cafe ownership

Oamaru's Shortblack Cafe has a new owner - 24-year-old Caidee Pennycook. She chats to Oamaru Mail reporter Gus Patterson about getting started in business. Q...

Kurow Christmas market a success

Kurow's inaugural Christmas pop-up twilight market brought the wider Waitaki community together last Friday night. About 300 shoppers visited the newly-renovated Waitaki Braids Barn to...

China lifts ban on Oamaru Meats

Oamaru Meats' export licence to China has been reinstated. Director Richard Thorp told the Oamaru Mail on Tuesday the meat processing company, which has been...

Writing desk owned by Janet Frame up for auction

A writing desk owned by Oamaru's most famous writer is up for auction next week. The desk used by Janet Frame when she lived in...

Cut and dried: 50 years in hair

Ali Brosnan has seen it all in his 50 years as a barber - bowl cuts, crew cuts and everything in between. While the...

Old diving platform put to new use

After being closed for almost 20 years, the Waitaki Aquatic Centre's 3m diving tower platform will soon be reopened. Not with a diving board, as...

Identity conversations

A roadshow to commemorate 250 years since the first contact between Maori and Europeans is as much about the future as the past. Tuia Matauranga,...

Bags of kindness for hospital

The Waitaki Girls' High School Astra Group has given a range of care bags to Oamaru Hospital. The bags, put together by the Altrusa International-affiliated...

A breeding ground of champions

Like most good ideas, Monday night cycling started over a beer, Geoff Lienert says. There was a core group of about 15 riders, and they...

Chicken wire art in hot demand

A Willowbridge woman invented a new artform ‘‘by mistake, really’’. Michelle Aplin has become a sculptor using the unlikely medium of chicken wire. It began...
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