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Young person, see what’s out there

A new venture is being launched to help connect Waitaki and Waimate youth with local employers. WaiYou! is a youth employment support service, adapted from...

Next challenge: learning to relax

Putting her feet up will take a bit of getting used to for retiring Oamaru Intermediate School principal Mary Healey, when she steps down...

From lions and hippos to rats and stoats

From shooting man-eating hippos to protecting endangered penguins from predators, Peter Whitehead has covered a lot in his 97 years. During the Covid-19 lockdown, Mr...

‘Put through hell’ by Immigration NZ

Frustration at trying to secure staff has taken the gloss off a booming return to business for Ohau Snow Fields and Lake Ohau Lodge...

A journey from farm to fashion

From North Otago farm girl to New Zealand fashion designer - Oamaru Mail reporter Gus Patterson finds out more about Auckland-based Tess McCone, who...

Smart new look for ‘the old lady’

The Oamaru Licensing Trust celebrated the official opening of the Brydone Hotel's new-look Totara Bar last week. The refurbished bar area was opened to the...

Free entry to mark centre’s reopening

Waitaki Aquatic Centre was drained, it was discovered that a little bit of grouting work was needed. About 7km of it, in fact. After being closed...

New group for skills and wellbeing

A desire to give women the skills and confidence to add value to their farming business is what prompted Herbert sheep farmer Joanna Hay...

Time right to move on

When Covid-19 forced Placemakers Oamaru joint venture operator Geoff Brown to do a bit of "soul-searching", he came to a conclusion - more than...

New CEO has ‘real passion for healthcare’

Phil Jamieson has been appointed as the new chief executive of Waitaki District Health Services (WDHS). Mr Jamieson, who is the executive general manager of...

Creating central hub close to reality

Oamaru business owner Annabel Berry is "absolutely thrilled" her vision to revamp lower Thames St could be a reality by Christmas. The Waitaki District Council...

Health ‘starts with your emotions’

A desire to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to people's health is what prompted former Oamaru nurse Kate Finn to make...

Launch plans awaiting all clear

Covid-19 has delayed, but not cancelled, Dawn Aerospace's plans to launch spaceplanes from Oamaru Airport. In January, the Christchurch-based company signed a memorandum of understanding...

School granted daylight saving

The sky is the sustainability limit for Maheno School after it was granted $49,000 to install solar panels on its roof. Maheno School is the...

New church welcomes all nations

Faith is at the heart of a couple's decision to set up a new church in Oamaru. Pastors Asafo and Anne Te'o moved to the...
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