WW1

Bell could be going to Te Papa

The famous Maheno Ship bell which is in the hands of Maheno School could be in line for more travelling in 2016. The school, which...

Uncanny: WW1 story unfolds

Former Oamaru man Greg Hall, now of Auckland, visited Oamaru recently researching World War 1 for a future novel and came across the intriguing...

WW1 exhibition to open

An exhibition commemorating the centennial of WW1 will be on display at the North Otago Museum from Thursday next week. From little towns in a...

Former soldier officially remembered

Alexander Ledingham can now officially be recognised for his efforts during World War 1 after a cross was installed to his memory near the...

Historical WW1 quilt donated to museum

The Oamaru Red Cross donated an embroidered quilt made during World War 1 to the North Otago Museum on Thursday. The quilt, which was made...

War commemoration in Hampden

A World War 1 production is being held in Hampden on Friday night to remember all those in North Otago who fought in the...

North Otago’s living memory to the fallen

Towey St in Oamaru could be in any small town in New Zealand. Exposed powerlines, modest brick family bungalows, tidy gardens, trimmed front hedges, kids'...

Local World War 1 book launched

Oamaru author Graeme Leather's book The Home Front North Otago 1914-1918 was launched by Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher at the North Otago Museum on...

Great aunt’s wartime ordeal recalled

As the region remembers those who died during World War 1 today, the stories of those who lived through tragedy are just as poignant. Mary...

Oamaru war hero to be commemorated

The daughter of New Zealand war hero, Melville Mirfin, is attending a function in Wellington today to honour his memory and officially launch a...
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