Community

Here comes the sun (flowers) . . .

One of North Otago's favourite crops is making an impact again. Sunflowers are maturing in paddocks on Thousand Acre Rd, between Oamaru and Kakanui, attracting...

New country inspires new calling

Naruedom (Gong) Yaempongsa gives Oamaru residents a taste of Thailand at his Thames Highway restaurant Bangkok Recipe. And in Thailand, people are getting a...

Concert to air camp participant’s work

A young musician in his ninth year at the Waitaki Summer Music Camp is contributing more than his cello playing this time. Merlin Callister, who...

Oamaru Meats up and running

Oamaru Meats has started up again with 80% of the staff it had to lay off last year. The meat processing plant was shut down...

Tours make the town come alive

As much as reading about history can be informative, getting out and experiencing it first-hand brings it to life. New daily walking tours departing from...

All welcome at harvest party

The Waitaki Community Gardens is a place of opportunity. Members of the community can go there to learn about propagating, growing and harvesting food, and...

So much on offer at Summer School

Over the next two weeks, the Oamaru community is being brought together by a love of learning and an interest in leading more sustainable...

New off-road section of trail opening soon

A new section of the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail, taking cyclists off-road from Aviemore Dam to Kurow, will be officially opened next month. Cyclists...

Toy library needs people on board

Sounds of joy and laughter at the prospect of taking home a new toy may be silenced for some Waitaki families next year. The North...

Riverstone classics in new book

Since Riverstone Kitchen opened in 2006, a lot of great recipes have appeared on its menus. Over the years, most of those recipes, even the...

NZ Post will relocate to Paper Plus store

NZ Post will relocate to Paper Plus Oamaru next year, it has been confirmed. The move comes more than a year after a search started...

12 years on the road playing gigs

Canadian songwriter Scott Cook has been living out of a van or a backpack for the past 12 years, playing more than 130 shows...

Leaving Hampden after 20 years

Ken Bridge will soon say goodbye to "one of the best kept secrets in New Zealand". In the next month or so, Mr Bridge will...

Kuri Creek land sanctuary plans

The Hampden community is getting behind a project to turn the land at Kuri Creek into an ecological sanctuary. Waihemo resident Alison MacTavish has initiated...

Group formed to protest expansion of 5G

A local anti-5G group is seeking a moratorium on the installation of the latest technology until it is proved to be safe. The group 5G...
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