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Taekwondo pays off physically, mentally

There are hundreds of clubs throughout North Otago, but one stood out for reporter Tyson Young – the Whitestone Taekwondo Club – when he...

Action urged on dog behaviour problems

North Otago dog trainers Kathy and Alan Booth believe changes need to be made at the Fenwick dog park in Oamaru. The couple also say...

Following in ancestors’ footsteps

A family business hitting the 125-year milestone is quite an achievement. This year, Oamaru business McDiarmids is doing just that and celebrating its long...

Still entertaining the elderly – at 93

Shirley Gillies is proud to be tinkling the ivories as she approaches her 94th birthday. For 25 years, Mrs Gillies, who now lives near Herbert,...

People best thing about job

Reporter Tyson Young talks to Waitaki District Council parking warden Tania (surname withheld by request) about the highs and lows of the job. Q Where do...

Mamma Mia! How can you resist?

Even before the curtain goes up on the Oamaru Musical Theatre's Mamma Mia!, you know you're in for a great show. The music and lighting...

Home benefits from volunteers

There were no sour grapes for staff and residents of Whalan Lodge last week. Instead, the Kurow retirement home was toasting the generosity of a...

Penny-farthing lesson ‘once-in-a-lifetime experience’

This is something out of the ordinary. The Oamaru Ordinary Cycle Club has started a "penny-farthing experience" – essentially a course in penny-farthing riding –...

Yoga instructor says it is ‘not just exercise’

Two years after opening her own yoga studio in Oamaru, Jae Omnet says her business continues to "grow and grow". Bliss Studio, in Itchen St,...

Brent Baillie, the general manager of Rainbow Confectionery, is reasonably new to Oamaru. Tyson Young sits down for a chat with him. Q Where do...

Finding the authentic Waitaki identity

The Waitaki District Council's first economic development manager has only just arrived but he feels right at home. Gerard Quinn, who started in his new...

Grey Power keen to assist

Grey Power North Otago wants to work with other groups in the Waitaki district to provide greater support to the elderly, social secretary Graeme...

Speed a concern

Oamaru driver Peter Petrie believes it is time for the speed limit on Weston Rd to be cut. Mr Petrie, who works as an LPG...

All set for racing on the Waitaki

The Waitaki Jet Boat Race is expected to make a big splash in the Waitaki River tomorrow. Three legs will feature in the annual race. The...

Sim Man set to save lives with hi-tech CPR training method

Staff of the Oamaru Hospital are thrilled following the recent installation of CPR training equipment. The equipment has been donated by the Rotary Club of...
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