Opinion

Busy? Take a minute to think

June has rocked around as it always does and "busy" is the new "weather" of chats. How are you? So busy. Can't believe it's June...

Cute, despite disability

My weird little hermaphrodite cat Ginger Rogers came to an unfortunate end after a road accident recently. It was not a huge surprise, as she...

The benefits of collaborating

Business is supposed to be competitive, right? You must be better than the competition and win the most sales. Back when I worked in recruitment,...

What’s with this quiz night malarkey?

Hey, do you guys know Wagon Wheel? Sometimes the week before a column is due I have a total blank about what to write about...

Different for generation off to war

War is mostly a foreign concept to my generation. I'm 27 now, and for the past 10 years the biggest danger to me and my...

There’s a time to quit and a time to carry on

I'm a quitter! It's true – and it's OK. Quitting gets a bad rap, but I'm not entirely sure it's justified. I don't think I've ever...

Castle has put house tour on map

Eighteen months ago, I received a phone call to see whether I thought Oamaru could host a national house tour. Did we have a range...

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...

Stuff of nightmares: suffering an opshop hangover

I own stuff! I own too much stuff. I love the idea of living in one of those tiny homes on a large trailer, but...

Glad to be back in this lively, lovely town

When I decided to move back to Oamaru, and back to print journalism, some people told me I was crazy. At times, I wondered if...
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