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Raising awareness of kidnapped women in Nigeria

Waitaki Girls' High School took part in International Amnesty Day yesterday to help raise awareness of the problems women are facing in Nigeria. The school,...

Traveller loves life on the road

It has been almost 20 years since Jacques Sirat started his journey around the world, and in that time he has run about 21,000km,...

Minke whale, penguins join Antarctic expedition

It has been just over two weeks since Oamaru author and historian David Harrowfield set off on his two-month trip to Antarctica. Dr Harrowfield has...

Ah Robbie; love that haggis!

Tomorrow (Saturday) marks the 225th birthday of one of Scotland's most famous sons - Robbie Burns, the poet whose statue sits in regal splendour...

Locals to be taken on inspirational journey

Oamaru residents have the chance to be inspired by one man's journey from the slums of Cape Town to the summit of Mt Everest. Mountaineer...

Robyn has her heart in the right place

After five years of hard work a physiotherapy school has been set up in Haiti with the help of people from North Otago. Hearts and...

Kakanui woman proud to have met Nelson Mandela

The passing of Nelson Mandela has been a sad occasion for Kakanui woman, Janice Jones. Mrs Jones had the rare pleasure of meeting Mr Mandela...

Famous chef has Oamaruvian roots

An international celebrity chef's love of cooking began at a young age while watching his grandparents cook in Oamaru. Jason Roberts was born in Oamaru...

‘The world has lost a leader’

The Waitaki community has come together to commemorate the life of a man who changed the world, Nelson Mandela. A ceremony held at the Oamaru...

A local tribute to Mandela

Oamaru is following in the footsteps of many around the world by having its own memorial to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. The civic...

Missing mighty Mandela

From serving in the army fighting Nelson Mandela's African National Congress (ANC) to joining the ANC, is the path Oamaru man Philip van Zijl...
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