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Matariki to be marked for first time

Matariki - Maori New Year - will be marked in Oamaru for the first time this year. Matariki is the Maori name for the cluster of stars...

Defibrillator courtesy of model rail group

Harbour St now has a potentially life-saving piece of medical equipment thanks to the efforts of the Whitestone Model Rail Group. The group has donated...

Mayor pushes Rainbow’s case

Rainbow Confectionery is ``well able'' to produce Cadbury's Kiwi brands at its Regina Lane base, Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says. In mid-March, it was announced...

Wall likely to be remodelle

An Oamaru stone and concrete retaining wall that partially collapsed in Severn St last year may have layers of stonework removed, if the Waitaki...

Farmer and weaver unite for wool project

An Otago Daily Times feature has led to a marriage of fleece and fashion. Glenavy sheep farmer Bruce McCulloch read about Oamaru weavers Rod and...

Herron delighted to earn membership

Mark Herron joined an exclusive group when he was made a life member of the North Otago Rugby Supporters Club at its annual meeting...

Neighbours act up on holiday

A holiday romp written by one of New Zealand's best-loved playwrights is on stage in Oamaru next week. The Roger Hall comedy Four Flat Whites...

Jock enjoys his very special day

Jock Webster reckons it was "quite an honour" to be presented with his Queen's Service Medal. The Oamaru man was presented his award, for services...

Taane set to wow crowd

A show "like nothing Oamaru has ever seen before" will be at the Opera House on Wednesday night. Oamaru Opera House marketing manager David McFarlane...

Burt’s son at Bonneville for anniversary event

Oamaru man John Munro continues to ensure father Burt's legacy lives on 50 years after the latter's finest hour. John Munro has been in the...

Oamaru model rail group honoured for heritage efforts

Oamaru's Whitestone Model Rail Group has been recognised for its work by the New Zealand Heritage Trails Foundation. The group, based above the Oamaru Textile...

Lions bring water scheme to playground

"One of the smallest irrigation schemes in the district" was opened by Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher last Friday. He unveiled a plaque at the Friendly...

Vocal coach takes studies further

Oamaru vocal coach Vanessa Kelly-Brown is in for a busy few months. She is this week bound for New York, where she will be based...

Bus signs still sorely lacking

An Oamaru police officer who has campaigned for several years to have speed-limit signs placed on school buses as a warning to motorists has...

Linz takes aim at Aviemore weed

Herbicide control work to remove an invasive weed at Lake Aviemore has been carried out by Land Information New Zealand. A survey conducted in April...
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