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Eyes on slightly bolder paths

If the Waitaki district is to flourish, it needs to be more diverse and consider ways of attracting young families to the region. That is...

Here be giants: fishermen’s tales

Catching large salmon in the Waitaki River appears to be a thing of the past. But giants used to be there for the taking,...

Advance voting for convenience

Can't make it to a polling booth on September 23 to vote in this year's general election? Don't fret. Oamaru's sole advance voting base opened...

Meeting could hit troubled waters

Labour may have a tough job trying to sell aspects of its freshwater policy in irrigation-reliant North Otago at a public meeting in Oamaru...

Agency awarded trophy

Oamaru design agency Design Federation has been recognised at national level for its work on heritage-themed tourism attraction Whitestone City. Design federation director Annabel Berry...

Netball club’s history detailed

Three years' work has come to fruition for Maheno Netball Club member Judith Burnett. She has created a book tracing club's 70-year history. The project...

Nighttime closure of breakwater closer

The proposed permanent overnight closure of the Oamaru Breakwater is one step closer. At a meeting of the Waitaki District Council's assets committee last Wednesday,...

Honours presented to Waitaki pair

A pair of Waitaki residents recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List were presented with their awards in Wellington last week. David Higgins (Officer...

Top honour awarded to Oamaru Lion

A member of the Lions Club of Oamaru has been presented with the organisation's prestigious Melvin Jones Fellow award. At a small ceremony in Oamaru...

Malo e lelei to new Tongan JP

Oamaru has a second Tongan Justice of the Peace, after Frances Oakes was sworn in last Thursday. Her appointment followed that of Waitaki Tongan Community...

New citizens from far and wide

Now that Timothy and Rebecca Hutchinson have settled in, they have no plans to leave Oamaru. The English couple were among 17 Waitaki residents who...

A bit bigger than the real McCaw

With the details of the Kurow statue of former All Black captain Richie McCaw finalised, the committee members behind the tribute feel they are...

Sweet as: girls in sugar study

Pupils at Waitaki Girls' High School have been part of a "world first" study into fructose absorption this week. The purpose of the study, being...

Accountancy student wins $2000 tertiary scholarship

A Lincoln University student already showing plenty of initiative has been awarded the 2017 North Otago Federated Farmers-ANZ Rural Tertiary Scholarship. Megan McLeod (19) was...

Show to raise funds for children’s classes

A Timaru artist is staging an exhibition in Oamaru to raise funds for children's art classes. Wayne Patrick has been working on a variety of...
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