Community

Decades of service celebrated

The joy of "giving back to the community" is the main driver behind seven women's 30 years with North Otago Lions Club. The original charter...

Vandals dishearten community gardeners

‘‘It’s just pure destruction.’’ Oamaru woman Annie Beattie, who used to tend privatelyowned gardens on the corner of Humber and Trent Sts until the end...

Goodbye to the field of dreams

The North Otago Softball Association is aiming for a home run to farewell its diamond. The association will soon lose the Centennial Park softball diamond...

Farm life focus of schools’ Think Safe Brain safety day

Phoebe Hay’s favourite 10th birthday present benefited her entire community. The Maheno School pupil filled out a colouring-in competition at the Wanaka A&P Show last...

Lower rates with Three Waters: mayor

If the Government’s proposed Three Waters reforms go ahead, Waitaki District Council rates will go down, Mayor Gary Kircher says. Mr Kircher made the commitment...

Praise for council, contractors as drains fixed

Kakanui locals are finally feeling heard by the Waitaki District Council, after almost six years of trying to rectify a problem created when the...

Multicultural Council mahi noted

Sometimes it’s not about winning, it’s about celebrating the journey. The Waitaki Multicultural Council was named as one of 11 finalists throughout New Zealand —...

Waitaki Girls’ choir on song

The Waitaki Girls' High School choir hit all the right notes in its return to the Big Sing. After taking a two-year break from the...

Voting open for business awards

Voting for the Waitaki Business Awards has officially opened. Over the next eight weeks, each of the award categories are being put to the public...

Putting design skills into practice

Kathryn Swann’s curriculum vitae makes for ‘‘eclectic’’ reading, but she says it’s a reflection of the community she is living in. She talks to...

Loving the lifestyle at Don House

Boarding has become Scott Mayhew’s life’s passion. The Waitaki Boys’ High School director of boarding has been recognised for his 16-year service to the industry...

Making a difference for district’s youth

Jay Morriss joined the police to make a difference. After working on the frontline for the past eight years, his focus is now shifting to...

Farmers embrace time in town

Organisers were ‘‘absolutely thrilled’’ to be holding a booked-out South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) in Oamaru this week. More than 420 farmers, rural professionals and...

Most attention on new businesses

New and emerging businesses are receiving the most attention as nominations close for the 2022 Waitaki Business Awards today. Business South Waitaki navigator Rebecca Finlay,...

Tree planted to mark Queen’s platinum jubilee

The Oamaru Public Gardens received the royal treatment on Tuesday. Oamaru Public Library staff planted a tree at the gardens to mark Queen Elizabeth’s platinum...
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