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Health effects of blue light outlined

For Damien McNamara, what started out as protecting the sky from light pollution has evolved to protecting what is underneath it. The Oamaru astronomer spoke...

Hockey man enjoying different game

Two years ago, Craig Brett moved south from Nelson to become the new co-owner of the Moeraki Tavern. The former New Zealand masters hockey...

Waitaki geo-educator appointed

The Waitaki Whitestone Geopark Trust has appointed a geo-educator to help educate the community on the district's geology. Sasha Morriss, who has a masters degree...

St Patrick’s Basilica turns 125

St Patrick's Basilica has stood the test of time. Oamaru's Catholic church is celebrating its 125th anniversary next weekend. Reaching the milestone was a testament...

Work aimed at improving safety

The Wansbeck and Wharfe St intersection is getting a safety upgrade. Waitaki District Council roading manager Mike Harrison said the upgrade of the busy intersection...

Pasifika flavour to swearing in ceremony

The new Waitaki District Council has been sworn in. Family, friends and members of the community gathered at the Oamaru Opera House for the swearing...

Fireworks to light up Weston skies

A night out eagerly awaited each year will soon light up the North Otago skies. The Weston School Fireworks takes place at the Weston Domain...

A tourist and a penguin walk into a bar . ....

Oamaru's urban penguin population made national headlines this week, after staff at the Criterion Hotel were handed a little penguin chick by a tourist. On...

Need outpaces centre’s funding

When Centrecare Waimate was established in the 1980s, drought and financial pressures were taking a heavy toll on the local farming community. Seeing a need,...

Welcoming new migrants

Newcomers to the Waitaki district will now have a one-stop shop to make the move easier. An initiative of the Waitaki Multicultural Council, 250 "welcome...

Sign plan pleases pupils

News a speed feedback sign will be installed in Hampden before Christmas has been met with delight by local school pupils. Hampden School pupil Brooke...

Country-inspired label a winner

The Hakataramea Valley's influence is spreading. Jewellery and clothing inspired by its sights and sounds has been recognised in the Rural Women New Zealand Business...

Irrigation company given deadline

The controversial irrigation pipe between Kurow and the Waitaki Dam will eventually be placed below ground level. The Waitaki District Council has given the Kurow...

Life member filled many roles

The North Otago Indoor Bowling Association has a new life member – Bob Lewis. He received the honour at the association's recent season closing night. Lewis,...

Awards for Craftwork brews

Craftwork Brewery has scooped two medals at the 2019 New Zealand Brewers Guild Awards. The Oamaru brewery was awarded a silver medal for its 2017...
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