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Community patrol gets new set of wheels

Oamaru police are welcoming a new set of "eyes and ears". The Waitaki Community Patrol has a new vehicle with all the bells and whistles...

Renaissance for library’s DVD service

A quiet night in with a rented DVD may be a thing of the past in other centres, but that does not appear to...

Progress at WBHS; WGHS praised

Waitaki Boys' High School is trending in the right direction and Waitaki Girls' High School continues to be a "strong" performer, recent Education Review...

Second arts festival ready to take off

The inaugural Waitaki Arts Festival in 2017 was always going to be a hard act to follow. This year's programme promises to be as good...

Level of excitement almost off the chart

Weston School's Rippa rugby team came up against experienced opposition in its final hit-out before next week's Rippa Rugby Championship in Wellington. On Tuesday, the...

Unique way to raise funds

Oamaru animal-lovers have come up with a fail-safe fundraising format – a dog photo competition in aid of Pound Paws Rescue. Photographer Karen Fraser, from...

Three vie to be mayor

Three people are vying to lead the Waitaki district over the next three years. Incumbent Gary Kircher will face Oamaru Harbour advocate Katrina Hazelhurst and...

Smith revels in performing to small crowd

Hollie Smith has played in front of some big crowds in her time. There were more than 50,000 people in attendance when she played at...

Community Ride to Wellbeing

Two events are being held in Waitaki next month to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilise local efforts in support of mental...

Home renovator in with chance to win $4000

Cameron Nimmo wants your vote. Not for the upcoming local body elections, but for a TSB New Zealand before and after renovation competition. Mr Nimmo's impressive...

Still loving Waitaki lifestyle

North Otago Museum curator of archives Chris Meech has just celebrated his 10th anniversary with the Waitaki District Council. He started as part of...

Travel bug caught on trip to Montana

Tyla Bishop has the travel bug after a recent trip to the United States. Tyla (17) was one of six Kiwis selected for an inaugural...

Road name a sign of change

At a glance, a small road in Kakanui being given its first name might not appear to be very newsworthy. But local iwi hope the...

Tell the world the places you think are special

Of the estimated 7.7 billion people around the world, New Zealanders are among the first to witness the sun rise each day. And Tourism New...

Fifty years of variety

Fifty years ago this week, 17-year-old Dawn Murphy passed her interview with flying colours and started a job in the Otago Daily Times North...
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