Opinion

Focus on road safety next week

Road Safety Week is nearly upon us. This year, it runs from November 9 to 15. It is a chance for all road users to reflect...

RIP Hank Williams – my dog, that is

It's been a bad year for old dogs. I've had several friends say goodbye to theirs this year. I get sad when dogs die, and I...

Overcoming 2020’s hurdles

October 12 came and went without too much fanfare, not the least because the council was rather preoccupied with the aftermath of the Ohau...

Value of community brought home

This week we farewell reporter Gus Patterson from the Oamaru Mail. He reflects on his time here and thanks readers before he heads off...

Crucial to understand how influence works

As we settle post-election and enjoy our hard-fought freedoms (teamwork works), we can now start looking ahead and seeing what's next. Influence and positional power...

Sheer talent on show delights audiences

Theatre review Reviewed by Sally Brooker The Wind in the Willows Musical Theatre Oamaru Children's Theatre Oamaru Repertory Theatre Sunday, October 11 What a delight...

Disaster evacuation plan main reason no lives lost

The huge wildfire that caused widespread devastation to the Lake Ohau Village was one of the worst such disasters in New Zealand for many...

Vital to support local business

They say you can find the answer you want if you ask the right question. Apparently, the "average income" in New Zealand is around the...

In praise of slothfulness

This week we farewell reporter Sally Brooker from the Oamaru Mail. She is slipping into semi-retirement but will continue to produce advertising features for...

Walk, cycle and drive safe

For me, every journey starts and finishes as a pedestrian - whether you walk to a car, drive/cycle to work and then walk into...

Ideal time to celebrate our older citizens

The International Day of Older Persons on October 1 is a good time to reflect on the many ways older people improve and enrich...

New speed limits set to go

Is it just me or is this year disappearing faster than a snowman in a norwester? We all seem to be very busy with various...

Fridges and philosophy

I have an emotionally unstable fridge. It's running hot and cold. Perhaps it's holding a grudge against something I left in there for too long...

Let’s hope shopping local stays sticky

Alert Level 2. Again. At least it's familiar. Last time, Alex and I spent the weekend with tape measures and electrical tape, moving furniture, marking out...

No sign of Covid in the South

This week started with some wet weather, which was much needed, and hopefully more will come to give us a good start to spring. The...
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