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Bike park reaction ‘100% positive’

Oamaru's new learn-to-ride bike park at Friendly Bay has earned the thumbs-up from the young people who used it for the first time last Saturday. The...

Drag racing at Oamaru Airport this weekend

The smell of burning rubber, oil and smoke will again emanate from Oamaru Airport when drag racing returns on Saturday. Drag racing made a comeback...

Long trip for barrel racer

Horsewoman Henrietta Purvis is taking North Otago's hopes into the national rodeo finals in Wairoa this weekend. Mrs Purvis is ranked fourth in New Zealand...

Consultation on 70kmh speed limit

A proposed variable speed limit of 70kmh either side of the turnoff to the Moeraki Boulders on State Highway 1 south of Oamaru is...

Waste plant opens soon

Oamaru's new refuse transfer station, in Industrial Place, will open for business on April 22. Waste Management NZ this week released concept drawings of the...

Passenger rail link push

A passenger rail service between Christchurch and Dunedin would become a reality if a group of South Island mayors have their way. Waitaki Mayor Gary...

School on track with renovation

One of the largest school renovation projects in the Waitaki district is on track to be completed within six months. Oamaru North School is in...

Church draws thousands of visitors

Neil Rooney estimates more than 40,000 people from around New Zealand and 40 other countries have visited St Luke's Church since October 2002, when...

Waitaki Girls’ is throwing a gala

Waitaki Girls' High School is the place to be next Friday afternoon. Its biennial gala from 4pm to 7pm will fill the grounds with fun...

Dogs do jump hurdles whatever the weather

Conditions at the weekend's North Otago Dog Training Club agility and jumping championships at the North Otago A&P Showgrounds were more suited to ducks,...

We’re going on a trail ride!

The 11th incarnation of the Five Forks Foothills Trail Ride is taking in new terrain next weekend. The annual fundraiser for Five Forks School and...

Two Glammies in the region

A North Otago farm and an Oamaru meat processor have won awards in this year's Glammies. Officially known as the Beef and Lamb New Zealand...

Gumboot musical set to stomp into town

New Zealanders reckon they know a bit about gumboots. But they ain't seen nothing yet. A musical based on dancing in gumboots is on stage...

Vintage ride rekindles memories

Sixty years after she first got behind the wheel of a Studebaker, Oamaru woman Margaret McKenzie is now content to be a passenger. The 88-year-old, a...

Rain alters street closure plan

Harbour St's trial closure hit a slight speed bump on Sunday as inclement weather forced the Waitaki District Council to keep the street open...
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