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Aikido martial art about resolving conflict, not violence

If you want to learn how to fight or topple someone over, aikido classes are not for you, Mark and Nicola Fitzwater say. Mr Fitzwater...

Grower simply wild about dahlias

Waimate dahlia grower Phil Wild hopes to revitalise the flower show circuit, one tuber at a time. Since Mr Wild started growing dahlias four years...

Time of year to work on those cycle skills

It's that time of year again. Waitaki children are being invited to test their bike skills at the annual Cycle Skills Fun Day in Oamaru. Since...

Lockdown dating comedy fodder

Dating can be hard enough at the best of times. Add a global pandemic to the mix and it becomes an entirely different game. But the...

Jazz and blues festival to have a local flavour

For the Harbour Street Jazz and Blues Festival organising committee, the show must go on. When the 2020 festival was cancelled fives days before it...

Free art classes to aid wellbeing

It has been proved creating art and crafts can help heal the soul. And to help those in the Waitaki district, Artsenta is launching a...

Strong entries for Caledonian games

If the Waimate Caledonian Games are anything to go by, gumboots are not just for wearing on your feet. Gumboot throwing will be a big...

Stranded violinist to perform

Making the most of a tough situation, Australian violinist Rob Zielinski, who is unable to return home, is taking his music on tour to...

Busy day ahead for dogs and owners at expo

It won't just be people smiling at tomorrow's Oamaru Dog Expo, an event designed to entertain dogs just as much. North Otago Dog Training Club...

Rare solo exhibition from Watts Davies

It has been 15 years since Watts Davies last exhibited his work in a solo show. Because, the Oamaru artist says, no galleries had asked...

Surprises promised in Christmas parade

Santa Claus is coming to town tomorrow. Despite many Christmas parades being cancelled this year, Oamaru's is going ahead - and it will celebrate more...

Free, fun way to thank community

Free Christmas fun in Oamaru's North End is a way for business owners to thank the community for its support, Raelene Guthrie says. Mrs Guthrie...

Monday night and the lights are low . . .

When Giselle Bouwer first landed a lead role in an ABBA tribute show in 2012, she had no idea how much she liked the...

Artists’ all-round skills on display

Local artists have taken up the challenge of interpreting the theme Oamaru Full Circle in the North Otago Art Society's latest exhibition. Almost 50 original...

Fair big event among gemstone community

Those searching for hidden gems need look no more. The North Otago Rock and Mineral Club is hosting its annual Gemstone Fair this weekend, with...
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