Community

‘Give and take’ secret to happiness

Dave Wallace trusted his wife so much he taught her how to shoot a gun. It turned out to be a great decision, as his...

Firefighters compete hard, take first win

An Oamaru Fire Brigade team has won the the National Waterways Challenge, the brigade's first ever win in the competition that dates back to...

Plunket pedalling for a worthy cause

North Otago Plunket is calling for community support ahead of its new fundraiser "Lycra for Littlies". The event is a 12-hour "spinathon", being held at...

Achieving residency, appreciating acceptance

They were once denied residency in New Zealand because of their son's autism, but one woman's fight for the Tacchini family saw that decision...

Organiser ultra happy after race

There was a lot of emotion at the finish line of the Alps 2 Ocean Ultra marathon in Oamaru on Saturday, not just for...

New faces on the beat

Meet Oamaru's newest police recruits. Constables Sam Thompson (26) and William Szabo (24) have been posted to Oamaru after recently graduating from the Royal New...

Thames St florist shop changes hands

Jonell's Florist is no more. The flower shop in Oamaru's central Thames St has changed hands after 21 years, becoming Flowerz 4 You from March...

Book harvest for children

Do you have any old children's books begging to be read and enjoyed again? Donations of new and used children's books are being called for...

Barber offering suds with a shave

What's old is new again at Bruce's Barber in Oamaru. After months of planning, Samara Fraser officially opened her boutique barbershop in Tees St yesterday. Her...

International Women’s Day link

The Oamaru Opera House is linking directly with the Sydney Opera House in a special event for International Women's Day. On Sunday, a live satellite...

Waitaki girls ready to take on police

Phoebe Dundass loves sport, especially rugby and cricket, and she is on a mission to get more girls in North Otago to share her...

Legal exec takes to road

Retiring Dean and Associates legal executive Heather Robb remembers her first day at the Oamaru law firm well. Returning to the workforce after a seven-year...

‘Fabulous weekend’

You can always count on the Five Forks community to pull together and put on a spectacular fundraising event. Their Five Forks Foothills Trail Ride,...

Marae garden now ‘farmacy’

A central Oamaru garden growing plants for food and medicine is bearing fruit – as well as vegetables and herbs. Sowing began in the spacious...

Reassurance over hospital change

Waitaki District Health Services chief executive Ruth Kibble says she understands the community's concerns around the proposed organisational restructure at Oamaru Hospital. "But I don't...
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