Opinion

Have a say on harbour plan

First and foremost, Merry Christmas to everyone reading this edition of the grand and glorious Oamaru Mail. I hope you all have the Christmas you...

Funding aims to make schools jewels

Every pupil deserves a school fit for purpose. A big proportion of school buildings across the country are old and need upgrading, but in past...

Collaboration by ordinary people theme of year

"Are you taking leave?'' ''Sp are you heading away for Christmas?'' It's on everyone's lips this time of year. Even in a business like ours where...

Cutting the cost of Christmas

Where has this year gone? Christmas is fast approaching and we are getting people coming to us concerned about how they are going to manage...

Handy I may be but this time enough is enough

I fixed my washing machine, for less than $10, all by myself. I didn't even ask Google! I can fix basic mechanical things where I can...

Rural mental health crisis

I can’t quite believe it, but Santa is coming to town this weekend! Oamaru’s annual Christmas parade is once again set to draw in the...

Clear strategy important

Clearer direction equals better results. With the new term of council comes new opportunities. New councillors, new priorities, new ways of doing things — and how...

Time to target the right kind of tourists

Remember, only a few years ago, when the majority of our tourists arrived in town on a bus, parked outside the i-Site, used the...

Slow things down at intersections

Crashes are happening at intersections. People are approaching too fast and not taking the time needed to look in all directions. Out of 71 districts nationwide,...

Three years of opportunities ahead

Re-applying for your job every three years is a daunting prospect, but it's a great opportunity to look at things with fresh eyes. I...

New initiative aimed at youth employment

The revolution is coming. The kids are taking over the world and so are the machines. The sky is falling and the baby boomers have sucked...

Time to salute our local heroes

The Waitaki district is full of hardworking people, dedicated to making a difference in their communities. And as we count down to Christmas, it is...

Don’t be tempted by predatory loan sharks

Have you ever been tempted to apply for an online high-cost loan? If not – that's great. But if you have seriously considered it, please,...

Don’t take gardens too seriously

Are you even a gardener if you don't steal cuttings from the edge of gardens as you walk down the street? My plants of choice...

Cannot ignore meth scourge

The sun was shining as Oamaru locals were out enjoying our town over the weekend. Whether it was getting belted with colour at the annual...
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