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Pupils to attend a very special Anzac service

As an Anzac Day service beside the HMHS Maheno shipwreck on Australia's Fraser Island draws near, excitement at one North Otago school is building. Eight...

The benefits of collaborating

Business is supposed to be competitive, right? You must be better than the competition and win the most sales. Back when I worked in recruitment,...

What’s with this quiz night malarkey?

Hey, do you guys know Wagon Wheel? Sometimes the week before a column is due I have a total blank about what to write about...

Happy to be back home again

Born and bred in Oamaru, Kara Cox has an interesting CV. After attending Enfield Primary School, then St Kevin's College, she headed south to...

Dancing led 70 years of marriage

Seventy years into marriage, George James reckons he and wife Aura are only about halfway through. The couple celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary on April...

Playgroup celebrates 25 years

It was a 25th birthday party, but the guests of honour were either much younger or older. In 1994 Iona Home and Hospital hosted its...

Orienteers converging

In these days of GPS and sat-nav technology, reading maps is becoming obsolete. But try telling that to nearly 600 orienteers about to converge on...

Different for generation off to war

War is mostly a foreign concept to my generation. I'm 27 now, and for the past 10 years the biggest danger to me and my...

Hospital protest this weekend

Despite an announcement that no permanent Oamaru Hospital staff will lose their jobs as a result of the "proposal for change" review, a scheduled...

Retailers proving stores still have place

As online shopping continues its rise, securing the future of traditional stores has emerged as one of the retail sector's biggest challenges. But two new...

Business support discussed at meeting

A meeting between the Otago Chamber of Commerce and Waitaki District Council was held last week to look at ways to add value to...

Donors’ generosity ‘absolutely fantastic’

Oamaru knitter Glenys McLay received so much wool from a donation appeal in the Oamaru Mail she says she will have to "live to...

New school principal ‘excited’ to be taking up role

Deidre Senior is "excited" to be taking up the role of principal of Weston School. The announcement was made last week by Ministry of Education...

Awards go to four of the best

Four exceptional individuals have been recognised for their contribution to entertainment. Last week Musical Theatre Oamaru presented awards in conjunction with its 62nd annual meeting. Avril...

Scholarship honours teacher

A new scholarship has been created at Waitaki Girls' High School in honour of former pupil and teacher Violet Monteath-Walker. A year 13 pupil who...
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