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Empty shop snaffled up by acupuncturist

Elise Blundell is bucking the trend of shops closing in Oamaru's main street. On Monday, she opened Acupuncture Oamaru at 149 Thames St. Miss Blundell said...

Owners find former hotel full of history

The new owners of Western House are recent arrivals to Kurow, but they are already well versed in its history. Linda Scott Araya and John...

Moving ahead on four wheels, modified

Robyn Stewart is looking forwards, not backwards – and her new car is a testament to that. It is the first modified hand-controlled Nissan Leaf...

Local body nominations now open

Nominations open today for local government elections. The Waitaki District Council is holding a candidate information meeting in the Oamaru Opera House on Monday to...

Dancing keeps cancer survivor moving ahead

Line dancing has changed Rowena Bolwell's life. It has helped the Oamaru breast cancer survivor to regain her strength and embrace her new body after...

Concern over Hector’s dolphins

When Kakanui surfer Lindsey Rusbatch headed out for his daily surf on Saturday, there was little to indicate it would be anything out of...

Attempts to put gulls to flight after invasion

Countdown has asked the Waitaki District Council how red-billed gulls can be "attracted back to a natural nesting location", council communications specialist Lisa Scott...

Oamaru-born captain of World Cup Cricketeers

The ICC Cricket World Cup has caused many a sleepless night for New Zealanders over the past month. But ex-Oamaruvian Libby McGee's involvement started...

Businesses form group to revitalise retail, CBD

A new group has been formed to provide a united voice for the Oamaru business community. The Oamaru Business Collective – a group of Oamaru...

‘Vibrancy’ drew designer back to hometown

When people move away from the town they grew up in, they often never plan on coming back. That's what Helen Riley-Duddin thought about Oamaru. But...

Globetrotter playing international game

A trend in New Zealand rugby these days is for players to cash in on their careers in overseas competitions. Former Waitaki Boys' High...

Dearth of trainees keeps pressure on trades

Tradespeople in North Otago are in hot demand. Oamaru builders, plasterers, blocklayers, painters, paperhangers and upholsterers are so sought-after that customers are having to wait...

Harvey’s happy memory

Alan Harvey's trip to Hawke's Bay for the Young Farmer of the Year final is a happy memory as he knuckles down again on...

Fellowship and friendship

The Orwell Street Church friends and neighbours group has lasted the test of time. And so have the friendships. The group, which meets the first Thursday...

An ethnic smorgasbord

Waitaki residents can eat their way around the world without leaving Oamaru. A new event to celebrate the district's growing mix of ethnicities is being...
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