Community

Live entertainment in abundance

From what I can tell, for Oamaru's size, we have a massive amount of musicians in and around our town. Is this normal? Perhaps I...

House tour highlight of hectic fortnight

A national house and garden tour, a wine and beer festival, theatre awards, a Legends pro-am golf tournament, a rogaine challenge, an ultra marathon,...

When Bad Brad messed with Thelma

When Rebecca van Dijk was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer last year, she thought she would be a little bit creative and name...

Awards night opportunity for district

Hosting the Otago Southland Theatre Awards (Ostas) this weekend will be an opportunity to promote the Waitaki district, as well as the standard of...

From London via Middle East

The Oamaru Library is filled with thousands of stories. Reporter Tyson Young catches up with community services librarian and deputy manager Jean Rivett, who...

Help wanted to create database

In an effort to make access to water to fight fires in rural areas easier, the Waitaki Volunteer Rural Fire Force is calling on...

Hospital jobs may be slashed

A public meeting is being held tonight to discuss and plan a community response to the proposed restructure at Oamaru Hospital. Former Oamaru Hospital doctor...

Intern relished her time with council

When Danielle van Duin was looking for an internship opportunity in Australia or New Zealand, she had never heard of the global geopark movement. But...

Rainbow proud to stick with tradition

As other large-scale confectionery manufacturers move their operations overseas, there is still one company sticking to its New Zealand roots. Oamaru's Rainbow Confectionery is proudly...

Opportunity for a new experience

Grab your compasses, your maps and your walking shoes – it's time to explore. Next Saturday, trekkers from across the district will get the opportunity...

Wolfpack walk for mental health

Raising awareness about men's mental health is close to the hearts of members of the Oamaru Wolfpack – and they are thrilled the Oamaru...

Craft brewery gaining favour among lovers of Belgian beer

Most people in their 50s are starting to relax and slow down, but Michael O'Brien and Lee-Ann Scotti are just getting started. Rebecca Ryan...

District generally on right track

With local body elections and several issues and opportunities facing the Waitaki district, 2019 is going to be a big year for Gary Kircher....

Steampunk seeks newcomers

Some people might view steampunk as crazy, outlandish or absurd – but those are the exact descriptions that draw people to the movement, Steampunk...

‘House & Garden’ tours sell out

A massive weekend is approaching rapidly for a handful of North Otago homeowners. They are opening their dwellings to the hordes of people who snapped...
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