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New CrossFit gym a place to ‘hurt together’

"Hurting together" is what appeals to people about CrossFit, according to new gym owner Glen Sturgess. He and business partner Bea Day opened the doors...

Service to musical theatre recognised

Despite the challenges presented to the entertainment industry last year, there was plenty to celebrate and reflect on at Musical Theatre Oamaru's 64th AGM...

Papakaio School ‘is in my DNA’

Damian Brown's heart lies at Papakaio School. So returning to the North Otago primary school as its principal later this year is a dream come...

Charging stations proving popular

Over the past four years, use of Network Waitaki's electric vehicle fast-charging stations has more than quadrupled. After offering free use of the stations since...

Filipino cultural show to play in Christchurch

After being scouted at an Oamaru performance last year, Kultura is going on tour. Filipino Waitaki Incorporated's Kultura, a variety concert showcasing Filipino culture through...

Lack of seatbelts on bus ‘unacceptable’

Philippa Cameron will continue driving a 64km round trip to Kurow twice a day until she can be assured her young daughters will be...

New ultrasound was desperately needed

No, that is not a time machine at Oamaru Hospital. But it is a new ultrasound machine that has brought the hospital 10 years into...

‘Mail’ selected as finalist

The Oamaru Mail has been named as a finalist in the community newspaper of the year category of this year's Voyager Media Awards. Reporter Ruby...

Performance for US man may become annual event

As the sun went down on Good Friday, the sound of bagpipes rang out across Oamaru. The North Otago Highland Pipe Band had gathered at...

Stadium tours: ‘We learnt a lot’

Visiting two Canterbury sports stadiums has helped inspire more ideas for a future Oamaru development, Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says. Last week, a group of...

Recognising street art potential

Matthew Wicks wants Oamaru to embrace its potential for street art. The Oamaru artist recently completed a large mural on a wall at the Stuart...

Transtasman travel welcome

What impact opening up a transtasman travel bubble will have on the Waitaki tourism industry is not known. Tourism Waitaki general manager Margaret Munro said...

Complaints scupper book launch

The launch of a new book has caused a stir in the Oamaru community. Former Oamaru woman Verna McFelin had planned to launch her book...

Wheelchair users focus of survey

A wheelchair car park survey will soon roll out. Waitaki CCS Disability Action's local advisory committee is in the planning stages of creating a survey...

Pupils praised for restoration

The importance of retaining the heritage of Muddy Creek is not lost on a group of Waitaki Boys' High School pupils. For years, the creek...
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