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Competition entries open for apprentices

Entries for this year's Registered Master Builders Apprentice of the Year competition are now open. This year's competition is expected to be one of the...

New life for historic building

A 138-year-old Wansbeck St building is getting a new lease of life thanks to an Oamaru artist. In November, Kevin Murdoch took possession of 13...

Charlee’s road to recovery leads home

North Otago girl Charlee McLachlan has started her long road to recovery after major surgery in the United States. The 4-year-old was diagnosed with cerebral...

Hall fitting memorial to the fallen

Waitaki Boys' High School's links to World War 1 run far deeper than just bricks and mortar. As Anzac Day approaches, the school is preparing...

Maintaining memories of the fallen

Many locals are so used to Oamaru's memorial oaks, they don't necessarily give them a second thought until Anzac Day. However, they are unique, living...

Not time for final ‘Last Post’

Time may be starting to catch up with Neville Cowles, but that will not stop him playing an important role in Anzac Day services...

No cutting corners for the quality hangi pie

When taking about Unique Hangis Ltd you could say it's an Oamaru success story built from the ground up. Founded and owned by Andrea McIvor,...

Preparing to get wasted

South Island general manager Gareth James says the new Waste Management NZ refuse transfer station in Oamaru will process between 5000 and 10,000 tonnes...

Group offers support for men

A men's support group is setting up strategies to combat depression and suicide in Oamaru. Oamaru Wolfpack chairman Sean McGeown said this year his group...

The free duck food caterer

It's not often you get something for nothing, but one Oamaru shop is giving away sought-after goods. Pam Kennedy, who owns Puff N Stuff Chelmer...

New role excites JP

North Otago woman Cathy Hurst has broken new ground. She has been elected southern region representative within the national Justice of the Peace body, the...

52 years and still work to be done

He has rescued people from the brink of death, delivered babies and helped talk people through harsh emotional times, and he has been recognised...

Hospice happy to have new home

The long-awaited North Otago hospice hub will open in October after Otago Community Hospice secured a prominent Oamaru building to house its local services. The...

Radical Dog biscuit goes ballistic

The Newlands family had no idea Country Calendar would have such a huge impact. Incholme farmers John and Maureen Newlands and their family featured on...

Easter egg hunt at the gardens

If you are contemplating heading to the Oamaru Public Gardens over Easter, Good Friday might be the best day if you enjoy a sweet...
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