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Obstacles adding point of difference

Colour is bursting back on to the scene this year - and it comes with an interesting twist. After being cancelled last year due to...

Chance to meet council boss

Waitaki residents and ratepayers will have a chance to meet new Waitaki District Council chief executive Alex Parmley next week. The Oamaru Rotary Club has...

Have a go with hoops and mallets at Awamoa club

Julie Pringle is hooked on hoops. Croquet hoops, that is. After going along to one of Awamoa Croquet Club's "have a go" sessions last year, Pringle...

‘Amazing’ watching show come together

Tyler Gray and Catriona Schoneveld had never met before they auditioned for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr. But they now share a special bond, playing...

Gold anniversary for rock and mineral club

The North Otago Rock and Mineral Club is going gold to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The club is hosting its annual Gemstone Fair next weekend,...

Classes for aspiring filmmakers

Young people who fancy a future in film are being offered the chance to set their skills in motion. The Bigger Picture Oamaru Trust is...

Opportunity to connect, go home inspired

It's been a dream for the team behind Lipgloss and Gumboots since it began, and now the Waitaki Farming Ladies Long Lunch is a...

Kiwi twang essential to sound

Pickle Darling has launched into space with their new album Cosmonaut, and is stopping off in Oamaru to pick up some passengers. Lukas Mayo, the...

‘True variety show’ for jubilee

The Waimate Theatre Company is celebrating 50 Years of Music and Mayhem Covid-19 forced the postponement of the company's 50th jubilee show last year, but...

Nature drives desire to create

Sarka Cibulcova is asking people to look more closely at nature with her solo exhibition, Known and Unknown Nature. "My childhood was always close to...

Artist’s whimsical creatures on show

Joy comes in all shapes and forms. In the case of the late Jenny Miller, who was known locally and internationally for her ceramic creations,...

‘Drink and draw’ new art society initiative

The North Otago Art Society is sketching out a new monthly drink and draw event. The society held its first trial run, organised by vice-president...

Portraying the facets of loneliness

For Amy Jansen, exploring loneliness through performance has been a "hugely cathartic process". The opera singer is performing at the Waitaki Boys' High School Hall...

Shirley Valentine travels to Oamaru

Not all heroes wear capes - some wear aprons. Since her debut in the 1989 film of the same name, Shirley Valentine has been a...

Writing ‘just inside me, that’s all’

Shirley Gillies knows rhyming poetry is old-fashioned. "But what's in you is there, and you're stuck with it, " the Waianakarua poet said. Mrs Gillies, who...
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