Community

New faces bring valuable mix of skills

There will be four new faces around the table when the next Waitaki District Council meets for the first time later this month. Kelli Milmine...

Complex means to simple goal

After a term at the helm of Weston School, Deidre Senior chats to Oamaru Mail reporter Gus Patterson about how she is settling in...

Desire to serve is strong as ever

On November 23, 2005, Jacqui Dean gave her maiden speech to Parliament. Having just won the Otago seat back for the National Party, beating Labour...

Hospital deal with ACC means funding increase

A new agreement with the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) could help generate more than $300,000 a year for Oamaru Hospital, chief executive Ruth Kibble...

Clothing store an ‘accident’

A lot can happen in five years – just ask Mary-Jane Hyde. The Oamaru businesswoman and mother of four last month reopened her clothing store,...

Methamphetamine addiction affects families and wider community

The use of methamphetamine is becoming more widespread in Oamaru, and the impact is being felt beyond individual users. Families and the wider community...

Still time to vote – but be quick

If you have not voted in the local government elections, you still have time. Tomorrow is the last chance for Waitaki residents to have a...

Shoptober a ‘great start’

The launch of the Oamaru Business Collective's Shoptober campaign last week was "great start" to make a difference in the local business community, organiser...

No more measles cases found

No further cases of measles have been identified in North Otago after an Oamaru person was confirmed to have the highly-contagious disease last week. More...

Tuvalu’s independence celebrated

Stepping into St Paul's Church in Oamaru on Saturday was like a visit to the Pacific Islands. About 200 people from Tuvaluan communities across the...

Mystery of Miss Webster solved

Pupils from Maheno School have solved the mystery of Miss Webster. In May, the school received a parcel containing a tray engraved with the Maheno...

Following his passion

Will Marcinowski is passionate about his job. That passion has been key to the Ohau Snow Fields instructor's success. Last month, he was named Snow...

Paint aims to make event ‘fun and exciting’

Oamaru's Rainbow Run is back for a seventh year – this time with more colour. At 11am on October 19, hundreds of people wearing white...

Butterfly project no mere flight of fancy

Oamaru is becoming a metropolis of swan plants and monarch butterflies as the Waitaki Community Gardens, Rotary Club of Oamaru and members of the...

Waitaki population up 7.1%

Recently released Census figures reveal the population of the Waitaki district grew by 7.1% in the past five years. The 2018 census data, released by...
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