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Pink Ribbon event planned

When Heather McGregor was preparing to host her first Pink Ribbon breakfast nine years ago, she only expected half a dozen people to turn...

Head girl hatches plan to help birds

Tilly King has set herself an ambitious environmental goal - to increase the birdlife at Waitaki Girls' High School. The Waitaki Girls' High School head...

Duck bag down on opening day

Although good weather conditions in Waitaki favoured the ducks, hunters did not come away empty-handed on opening day of the game bird season. Central South...

Art form offers youths new lens on the world

Oamaru youth are taking a shot at photography. The Forrester Gallery's new exhibition Through the Lensdisplays the imagination of a group of budding young photographers...

New roundabout helping, engineer says

The groundwork has been done, the lines have been drawn, and the Derwent St roundabout is now functioning. About 95% of the work has been...

Frontline health workers to get vaccinated next week

Waitaki District Health Services (WDHS) is taking its first steps to roll out out the Covid-19 vaccine. Chief executive Phil Jamieson said a trial would...

Club keen to dispel pigeon racing myths

Pigeon racing is taking flight in Oamaru again. Dennis Bain and his wife Robyn moved to Oamaru from Dunedin two years ago, to retire in...

New Lands orders ‘going bananas’

Natalie Newlands has always been a dedicated fashionista. "I always knew that was what I wanted to do." The brains and creative talent behind the New...

Ramadan about kindness, spirit

Ramadan is about a lot more than just fasting. Oamaru Islamic Centre president Ahmed Elsaka said it was a time of empathy and generosity, and...

More foot traffic idea of new studio-gallery

Kit Macgregor and Alison Bevers have been difficult to find, but now you just have to follow the music. The Oamaru artists have recently opened...

Competition carries safety message

Primary school children are not just chasing good grades. They are also chasing the chance to name a grader. SouthRoads Ltd is holding a competition for...

Portrait exhibition aimed at the young

The Forrester Gallery is offering audiences the opportunity to look at art from a new perspective, figuratively and literally. From sculptures and paintings to printmaking...

Sports centre feedback sought

How much should the Waitaki District Council contribute to a new indoor sports and events centre in Oamaru? That is one of the questions being...

Memories of wartime ancestor brought to life

Dylan Jones has discovered the story of one special ex-Waitaki Boys' High School pupil. It all started when the year 12 pupil was given an...

‘Oddest’ camping season

This summer was the "oddest" season Waitaki district camping supervisor Simon Fox has experienced in his 16 years in the role. The Waitaki Lakes camping...
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