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Winning portrait captures a life

A painting by Oamaru artist Luzette Crossan topped the "people's choice" votes at the Otago Art Society awards. Her close-up of a weathered old man's...

For they are jolly good fellows

Ten top people have been honoured for their community work. Waitaki District Council Citizens' Awards were presented on Monday to Beryl Aker, Ross Babington, Cecilia...

Jewellery helps horse owners

Palmerston woman Emma Porter helps horse owners throughout Waitaki deal with bereavement. For several months, Mrs Porter has been making horsehair jewellery for people whose...

Pupils work to create better place

Teachers and pupils at East Otago High School think they have what it takes to make their town great again. Earlier this year, the school...

Seals sealed out of grandstand

Fencing designed to keep seals away from spectators has been erected at the viewing grandstands at the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony. Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony...

Blue Light award surprise for teen

A North Otago teenager claimed a significant award at a recent Blue Light camp. Jacob Pledger (17) won the overall excellence award at the Blue...

Drawn to the art of tattooing

Tattoo artists from across the country will flock to Oamaru for the annual Tattooed and Proud competition tomorrow. Reporter Tyson Young talks to tattoo...

Trust to distribute race profits

Over seven stages in seven days, more than 100 runners from 16 countries poured their sweat into the Waitaki Valley. In February and March, runners...

Teen awarded rural scholarship

Duntroon teenager Isabelle Keeling has been awarded this year's $2000 North Otago Federated Farmers-ANZ rural tertiary scholarship. Six candidates – all female – were vying...

Local dance students to join pros

Oamaru dancers get a rare opportunity to take part in a touring show tonight. Heart of the Highlands is a national dance show that will...

People best thing about the job

Stephen McAlister is proud to be the owner of well-known business the Waimate Takeaway and Milkbar. Tyson Young tracks him down for a chat. Q...

Ready for party to get started

Tina Whyte is among the hundreds of North Otago people – and plenty of accommodation providers – who will be tickled pink this weekend. She...

Shop in new premises

A familiar face is enjoying a fresh start in a redeveloped part of the Victorian precinct. Livvi Kwant was thrilled to reopen her Nanna Bangles...

Stellar response to viewing nights

It appears Oamaru has a growing throng of stargazers if the numbers of people visiting the town's recently reopened observatory are anything to go...

Enjoying New Zealand hospitality

Paulo Brayner is the latest swim instructor to join the Waitaki Aquatic Centre. Reporter Tyson Young sits down to have a chat with him. Q...
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