Community

Victorian precinct in filmmakers’ sights

Oamaru's Victorian precinct is once again in demand from international filmmakers. The Oamaru Mail understands several business owners in the precinct have been given papers...

Pair keen to preserve church

The old Kakanui church needs your help. After buying the nearly 150-year-old building in November last year, Waimate couple Anna Miles and Michael Simpson have...

Course carries family legacy

Matt King does it all at Waianakarua's Glenfern Links. He is a part-owner of the nine-hole golf course, the greenskeeper and, after defeating two challengers...

Funds raised for bushfire recovery

Oamaru runners and walkers used their footsteps to support victims of Australia's bushfires last weekend. On Saturday, more than 30 people ran and walked along...

Kindergarten given bronze status

It is not often a bronze award is classed as a first, but Maheno Kindergarten has proved it is possible. On Monday afternoon, the early...

Drawing can save people

Amanda Dennis believes drawing and thinking are intrinsically tied together. She chats to Oamaru Mail editor Rebecca Ryan about Drawbridge, a programme she has...

Chopper pilot on bushfire front line

As Australia continues to burn, Oamaru helicopter pilot Ross Robertson, who has recently returned from fighting bushfires in New South Wales, says crews battling...

Community run to help Australia

Disasters like the Australian bushfires can make people feel vulnerable and helpless - and most people want to help in some way, shape or...

Harbour visitor needs a name

Shark Twain? Sharky McSharkface? If you can think of a better name for a sevengill shark, Elizabeth Prentice would like to hear from you. On New...

Here comes the sun (flowers) . . .

One of North Otago's favourite crops is making an impact again. Sunflowers are maturing in paddocks on Thousand Acre Rd, between Oamaru and Kakanui, attracting...

New country inspires new calling

Naruedom (Gong) Yaempongsa gives Oamaru residents a taste of Thailand at his Thames Highway restaurant Bangkok Recipe. And in Thailand, people are getting a...

Concert to air camp participant’s work

A young musician in his ninth year at the Waitaki Summer Music Camp is contributing more than his cello playing this time. Merlin Callister, who...

Oamaru Meats up and running

Oamaru Meats has started up again with 80% of the staff it had to lay off last year. The meat processing plant was shut down...

Tours make the town come alive

As much as reading about history can be informative, getting out and experiencing it first-hand brings it to life. New daily walking tours departing from...

All welcome at harvest party

The Waitaki Community Gardens is a place of opportunity. Members of the community can go there to learn about propagating, growing and harvesting food, and...
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