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Plunket pedalling for a worthy cause

North Otago Plunket is calling for community support ahead of its new fundraiser "Lycra for Littlies". The event is a 12-hour "spinathon", being held at...

Achieving residency, appreciating acceptance

They were once denied residency in New Zealand because of their son's autism, but one woman's fight for the Tacchini family saw that decision...

Organiser ultra happy after race

There was a lot of emotion at the finish line of the Alps 2 Ocean Ultra marathon in Oamaru on Saturday, not just for...

New faces on the beat

Meet Oamaru's newest police recruits. Constables Sam Thompson (26) and William Szabo (24) have been posted to Oamaru after recently graduating from the Royal New...

Thames St florist shop changes hands

Jonell's Florist is no more. The flower shop in Oamaru's central Thames St has changed hands after 21 years, becoming Flowerz 4 You from March...

Book harvest for children

Do you have any old children's books begging to be read and enjoyed again? Donations of new and used children's books are being called for...

Barber offering suds with a shave

What's old is new again at Bruce's Barber in Oamaru. After months of planning, Samara Fraser officially opened her boutique barbershop in Tees St yesterday. Her...

Waitaki girls ready to take on police

Phoebe Dundass loves sport, especially rugby and cricket, and she is on a mission to get more girls in North Otago to share her...

Marae garden now ‘farmacy’

A central Oamaru garden growing plants for food and medicine is bearing fruit – as well as vegetables and herbs. Sowing began in the spacious...

Reassurance over hospital change

Waitaki District Health Services chief executive Ruth Kibble says she understands the community's concerns around the proposed organisational restructure at Oamaru Hospital. "But I don't...

Fundraising effort says thank you

For Billy Mitchell, being able to stay at Daffodil House was an incredible saving and helped keep his mind off his prostate cancer. Operated by...

Memorial oak to be felled today, replaced this winter

A memorial oak tree commemorating the sacrifice of Oamaru soldier Private Ernest Hopetoun Guthrie will be felled today. For the past eight months, the Waitaki...

Redbandz off to AgriKidsNZ finals

Waitaki Valley School is continuing its success in AgriKidsNZ competitions. A trio of pupils from the Kurow school came third in the Aorangi regional final...

Positivity at heart of new principal’s plans

Five Forks School principal Belinda Brosnan says she is loving her new role at a rural school in the heart of the community. Mrs Brosnan...

Students make mark in Otematata

In an unlikely alliance, Otematata has adopted 1000 University of Otago students. Each summer for the past 17 years, the small Waitaki Valley village has...
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