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Many cold, hungry, housing survey finds

The results of a Waitaki housing and wellbeing survey are in, and they make for "sobering reading", Safer Waitaki co-ordinator Helen Algar says. In June,...

Wait times reflect success

As wait times for mental health services increase around the country, Centrecare Waimate's remain at a minimum - almost always less than a week. That...

Much potential in local heritage

Jane Macknight is no longer in charge of Oamaru's Forrester Gallery but is keeping a close watch on all the district's heritage buildings. Ms Macknight...

Floating dock proposed for club and community

A floating dock at the Oamaru Harbour would benefit the whole community, Owen Gould says. The Oamaru Rowing Club has made a submission on the...

Parker defends water standards

Environment minister David Parker says farming legislation had to change in order to clean up New Zealand's waterways, and he can handle the criticism...

Tackling Oamaru’s gull invasion

Red-billed gulls could soon face eviction from Oamaru's central business district. Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher has confirmed the Waitaki District Council is putting together an...

Youth employment project gets under way

A project to match local youth with prospective employers was launched on Monday night with no fanfare. But that does not mean its creators and...

Public takes up te reo challenge

Waitaki residents have challenged themselves to improve their use of te reo Māori during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Maori Language Week). This week,...

Pupils build playhouse to give away

Waitaki Boys' High School pupils are looking for a good home for a good home. The school's year 13 construction class is putting the finishing...

Bookarama brings in $20,000

Book-lovers have succeeded in raising about $20,000 in the Oamaru Rotary Club Bookarama. The much-loved annual sale of secondhand books, jigsaw puzzles and DVDs ran...

Good vibes at Covid testing

Community health officials have praised Waitaki residents for turning out in force during the latest round of community Covid-19 testing. About 280 asymptomatic people were...

‘Burns 50’ at Forrester

The Forrester Gallery's most popular exhibition is back and better than ever to celebrate its 50th year. The Burns Memorial Art Exhibition, this year called...

Poshtel earns international recognition

Oamaru's Poshtel has earned an international award within two years of opening. The former Stringer and Co building on the corner of Thames and Eden...

Kaffeeklatsch for Ange

An Oamaru family is raising funds for a friend facing a heart transplant. On September 24, from noon to 4pm, Richard, Christel, Jan and Judy...

Candidates Q&A an opportunity for youth

Questions on the issues of youth, community, and environment and climate were put to Waitaki candidates last Friday, ahead of next month's election. Students Strike...
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