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Smith steps up to new role of deputy principal

From cricket to the classroom, Craig Smith has always followed his passions. The St Kevin's College head of sport and physical education was last week...

Appointment ‘an honour’

The Rev Rose Luxford, of Oamaru, has been chosen as the next leader of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. The minister of St...

Book honours ‘The Oamaru Four’

For Moana Smedley, putting pen to paper has been a labour of love. Last year, the former Oamaru woman sat down to write about her...

Young people leading the way in region’s vaccination effort

Making informed decisions. That is what Oamaru's youth are doing when it comes to the Covid-19 vaccine, North Otago Youth Centre manager Amanda Acheson says. In...

Passion for food developed in Oamaru

On the surface, medicine and baking might not appear to have a lot in common. But mental health doctor Alby Hailes says balanced nutrition and...

Grand piano to get grand outings

Much like a voice, a Bechstein piano has a very unique sound with different tones and moods. So it comes as no surprise that Bruce...

‘This is a life and death thing’

Vaccination is critical, Waitaki District Health Services chief executive Phil Jamieson says. "It's critical for protecting yourself, it's critical for protecting your family and community,...

Fireworks fundraiser postponed

Covid-19 has once again extinguished plans for the annual Weston School fireworks fundraiser. For the second year in a row, the Home and School Association...

‘Real shortage’ of rental homes

Quality rental properties are in short supply for families in the Waitaki district. Families are having to rely on emergency accommodation in motels and campgrounds,...

First awards celebration of excellence, innovation

The inaugural Oamaru Business Collective Awards were a wonderful celebration of the excellence, innovation, and success of businesses in Waitaki, Cara Tipping Smith says. With...

Lengthy journey but now Scotts No 1

Scotts Brewing Co has come a long way since 2013. For owners Phil and Tyla Scott, it has finally become the place they always knew...

Tapas eatery to ‘fill little gap in market’

The owners of Restaurant 1861, based in Casa Nova House, have decided to "bite the bullet" and open, regardless of Covid-19. The new eatery opened...

Brenssell taking positive action

Almost one year on from her breast cancer diagnosis, Carmen Brenssell shares her story with Ruby Heyward. Get checked. That's the moral of Carmen Brenssell's story. Last...

Building owners need to play part in moving gulls

Do your part. That is the message the Waitaki District Council has for Oamaru building owners as the red-billed gull (tarapunga) breeding season approaches. For the...

Market celebrates first 10 years

For many people in Oamaru, a Sunday is incomplete without waking up bright and early and heading off to the Oamaru Farmers' Market for...
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