Community

Time for the ‘good young fellas’ to take over

Road Metals will have a new general manager next year. George Kelcher, who worked his way up the ranks at the sand and aggregate company...

Water, water everywhere

The floodgates opened at Benmore Dam last week, after days of heavy rain in the headwaters of the Waitaki catchment. Meridian has been spilling from...

General store stocking Rawleigh’s

A new shop aimed equally at tourists and locals has opened in Oamaru's Victorian precinct. Rose's General Store is owned by Wendy Simpson, who moved...

Privilege to help, serve community

Oamaru's newest justice of the peace will happily sign documents as part of her new role. And if you are really lucky, she may even...

Science gear shipped to Tongan school

Science equipment, books and furnishings from Waitaki Boys' High School's soon-to-be-demolished science block are being shipped to Ha'apai High School in Tonga. In 2014, cyclone...

Board returned by good seeds

Ryan Moore has always believed in the kindness of strangers - and the overwhelming response to his appeal for information on his missing skateboard...

Family day at North End

Christmas cheer is coming to Oamaru's North End. A family day out will be held this Sunday at Roberts Park, on the corner of Thames...

Looking after fine local asset

After 50 years in the electricity industry, it is fair to say John Clements knows a thing or two about how it works. The...

Man’s enduring friendship with blackbird

Ivan Cleverley has always enjoyed feeding the birds in his backyard every once in a while - and the usual blackbirds, sparrows and waxeyes...

North Otago eateries make top 100

The North Otago food scene has a growing footprint in Cuisine magazine's 100 top restaurants. Rebecca Ryan finds out more about Cucina and Riverstone...

Main street resurrection

The number of empty shops in Oamaru's main street has halved over the past eight months. Oamaru Mail reporter Gus Patterson takes a closer...

Police: Cash prize mail is scam

Police and Age Concern are warning locals not to be fooled by the latest Malaysian-based mail scam doing the rounds in Oamaru. It is similar...

Pacific group funded for job support

A new project to help young Pacific people find meaningful employment launched in Oamaru last week. The Oamaru Pacific Island Community Group has received funding...

Nature lover making waves

A former Waitaki Boys' High School pupil has been nationally recognised for leadership excellence. Now based in Kaikoura, Cowan Fearn (24) won the emerging...

Toot For Tucker response praised

Toot For Tucker once again received an "amazing response'' from the Waitaki community. On Monday night, North Otago Lions Clubs joined forces to run the...
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