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Steampunk adds another layer

When Brian de Geest first expressed an interest in buying the historic Meek's Grain Elevator building in Oamaru, his lawyer told him he needed...

Performer living the musical dream

From Waitaki Boys' High School to crowd favourite on the X Factor Australia and featuring on the soundtrack for the film Deadpool, Finley Brentwood...

Steampunk has become a way of life

Jac Grenfell never chose a life of animation and steampunk – it chose him. "It just sort of forced itself on to my life and...

Events in store for Waitaki lakes

Expect the odd splash in the tranquil winter waters of the Waitaki lakes. A number of events are being held in the Waitaki Valley over...

Mitre 10 Mega coming to town

It's official - Mitre 10 Mega is coming to Oamaru. Mitre 10 Oamaru owner-operator Simon Lye has confirmed plans to build a new $18million Mega...

Piping up for dancers

If you have been to any local Highland dancing competition in the past 45 years, you have almost certainly heard Janice Hayes play the...

Pupils seek to ‘make a difference’

They are too young to vote, but they are sending a strong message to the Government – "this is our future". Pupils from Oamaru secondary...

Kakanui store mural locally inspired

It must be hard for artist Dylan Armishaw to stay focused. Working on a new mural at the Kakanui Store, every five minutes he has...

Gym named club of the year

Just before its third birthday, Snap Fitness Oamaru is in good health. The gym beat out more than 300 other Snap Fitness gyms in New...

This policeman’s beat really rocks

Oamaru police officer by day, rocker by night: meet Jay Morriss. Rebecca Ryan talks to the Machete Betty bass player about his double life,...

‘Heart of Oamaru’ suffering

A rise in storefront vacancies on Oamaru's main street is also causing landlords to rethink how they fill their spaces in the new climate. And...

Lithosphere globes for Esplanade

Work to install a series of 3D-printed lithosphere globes along the Esplanade is being progressed. The $20,000 project was one of four to receive the...

Mother’s Day treat – wilting flowers

A Mother's Day treat turned into a nasty surprise for an elderly Oamaru woman. Reed St resident Grace Hendriks (91) was sent flowers and a...

Record attempt over for Jacobs

"There is a reason the record is 44 years old." Ultra marathon runner Curly Jacobs (57) has been forced to abandon his attempt to break...

Saffron a growing business

Often regarded as the world's most expensive spice, saffron is now being grown in the Waitaki Valley. Kurow Saffron is a venture run by sisters...
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