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Celebration of motherhood in all its forms

You did not have to be a mum to be celebrated at Oamaru's Observatory Village on Mother's Day. Last Friday, Observatory Village held a high...

‘Buddy bench’ concept now reality

A new "buddy bench" at Ardgowan School is making play times less lonely. Pupils Mia Berry and Pippa McMillan came up with the idea last...

Writers’ festival chance to raise awareness

You are only good as your word. And Kakanui author Linda Collins' words are good. So good, Ms Collins has been invited to be a guest...

District faring better than expected

Oamaru businesses are faring better than expected post-Covid, and some even better than last year, as New Zealanders explore further off the beaten track...

Top award for Oamaru Blue

Blue is gold for Whitestone Cheese. After being announced as a gold medal winner in March, the cheesemaker's Oamaru Blue was named best new cheese...

Township rallies around new resident

The great Houdini is not just talented at escaping, he is also good at making friends. New Moeraki resident Karen Edwards' dog Delo has made...

BLVNZ hall now owned by council

The 110-year-old Blind Foundation Hall has a new owner. Last Friday, ownership of the Steward St hall, previously owned by Blind Low Vision New Zealand...

Focus on dire situation of ovarian cancer needed

"An ad you can't miss, for a cancer you do." That is the tagline that appeared on billboards in Piccadilly Circus and Times Square, as...

Chiropractic really ‘mainstream practice’

When Rob Brydges was an 11-year-old living in England, he remembers his father lying on the floor with crippling back pain, wondering how he...

Housing crisis focus for Ethan, The Hive

A last-minute dash to apply for a national group has turned out to be one of the best decisions Ethan Reille has ever made. Two...

All walks of life relishing art sessions

A pair of art angels are spreading their wings to fuel the creative souls of Waitaki residents. The Artsenta pilot project began in February to...

Love for writing long-lived, wide-reaching

P.D.R. Lindsay has all the makings of the main character of a good adventure novel, writes Ruby Heyward. P.D.R. Lindsay has spent the past few...

Plea for action on carbon farming

"Forget your Geopark, tourism, and future plans - you can't run a community with absentee land owners that are willing and able to destroy...

 Support for school bus seat belt petition

A petition to get seatbelts on school buses has amassed 6500 signatures. Instigator Philippa Cameron, who is based at Otematata Station with her family, makes...

Inflow of books steady

Books are already rolling in for this year's Rotary Club of Oamaru Bookarama, and the quality is high, Ele Ludemann says. The Bookarama chairwoman said...
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