Community

Apologies for noise during night repairs to SH1

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is spending $605,000 to resurface a section of State Highway 1 in Oamaru. Coastal Otago senior network manager Chris Harris...

A cinema near you soon

The curtain has been raised on plans for the return of regular cinema to Oamaru. A lessee has been found for the former Limelight Cinema...

Fair aims to get people together

There may not be sparkles in the sky, but there will be plenty of vibrancy on the ground. When the annual Weston School fireworks display...

Skills sessions aim to boost basketball

Young North Otago basketball enthusiasts have been treated to training sessions from international and reigning national league champions. Tall Fern and Otago Gold Rush forward...

Times change but not the quality

Over the past 70 years, three generations of the Greaney family have stood behind the counter at Peter Pan Bakery and Cafe. Rebecca Ryan...

Much learned at spring celebration

An intimate gathering of community members learning how to nourish the land and replenish the soil was "powerful", Waitaki Community Gardens site and volunteer...

Centre for volunteers opens at last

It was a case of third time's a charm for Volunteer South. The organisation finally opened its Oamaru centre at The Business Hive on Monday,...

About to run 500km for charity

"You would have to be a nutcase to do it." That's what Ben Fraser says of his planned six-day, 500km run from Christchurch to Queenstown. Alongside...

Garden videos to help people grow

A new gardening project aims to help the Waitaki community grow in more ways than one. Last week, Oamaru film-makers Bridget Ellis and Maddy Maxwell...

From Nashville to Kakanui

Playing by the sea has lured a Nashville-based songbird to Kakanui. It was a suggestion from Oamaru friend Liz Heenan which led New Zealand-born Jackie...

On her feet and on her way

Former Oamaru woman Mel Sloan is back on her feet and hopes to be standing on New Zealand soil soon, after a gruelling surgery...

Farmers commit to wetlands

High country farmers Joe and Philippa Cameron are entering new territory by creating a wetlands on their Otematata Station property, and sharing what they...

Cinema event fills seats and fire fund

Bringing the movies to Oamaru during the school holidays paid dividends in more ways than one. The three-day, nine-movie event at the Scottish Hall garnered...

Quest unearths plenty of talent

The Waitaki District Youth Council talent quest will run again next year after a successful inaugural event at Takaro Park. The performances on October 10...

Anniversary canter ‘pretty special’

Constable Bert Kelly's jaunt is still being celebrated half a century on. The former Palmerston police officer ran to the summit of Puketapu Hill checking...
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