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Focusing on waste minimisation

When faced with the choice between a job she was "born to do" and a job she loved, Lucianne White did not have to...

He might be young, but he means business

Devin Familton is not your average 23-year-old. He opened his first business, Baarkers Dog Grooming, at 19, is a real estate agent and is in...

Making art for art’s sake

Luzette Crossan has one term of children's art lessons under her belt, and is loving it. Possibly best-known in Oamaru for her face-painting business Pop...

Yes, you shall go to the ball

Money should not be an obstacle to looking "fabulous", Alisha Hodges says. The Oamaru woman, who started her business Cinderella's Wardrobe NZ from her home...

Pot plant business blooming

When Portuguese explorers first spotted Taiwan in 1542, they named it Isla Formosa, or Beautiful Island. Taiwan national Vivian Lee has introduced her own beautiful...

Breaking down barriers

Language is a waka, and kaiako Tania Sharee Williams is handing out oars. For the past five years, Ms Williams has taught te reo Maori...

Artistic vibe an inspiration

Former art teacher Phil Macgregor is enjoying the "vibe" of Oamaru, after moving here to retire. Macgregor finished teaching in Balclutha and Milton about three...

Lower speeds pleasant surprise

Despite criticism of the new Derwent St roundabout's design, the Waitaki District Council is confident it is working well, with a survey revealing a...

Rural NZ feeling forgotten – Seymour

"It's a little bit like that great Michael Jackson song - all I want to say is that they don't really care about us." At...

Newchapter for library as interest booms

Waitaki District Libraries is going from strength to strength. Over the past year, there has been a 150% increase in in the number of people...

Chance to adopt a guinea pig

Guinea pigs galore. Havenwyck Pets is holding a guinea pig adoption day tomorrow, in association with the Otago Cavy Club, to educate people on guinea...

Upgrade of pool potentially life-saving

Swimming pools are not just about splashing around and having fun. They are places where people learn important, and potentially life-saving, skills. That is why the...

WA stranding had upside

Being stranded in Australia was not all bad for Oamaru's Kate Caldwell when the transtasman bubble burst earlier this month. The swim coach and student...

Waitaki winemakers beat overall trend

Waitaki winemakers have been among the lucky ones this year, reaping a solid harvest despite a challenging year for New Zealand growers as a...

‘Amazing’ watching show come together

Tyler Gray and Catriona Schoneveld had never met before they auditioned for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr. But they now share a special bond, playing...
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