Community

Back-pain remedy turns into growing business

Pera Davies only planned to stay in Waimate for a couple of weeks of shearing work. Six months later, he is still living in the...

Many cold, hungry, housing survey finds

The results of a Waitaki housing and wellbeing survey are in, and they make for "sobering reading", Safer Waitaki co-ordinator Helen Algar says. In June,...

Chance to hear and grill local candidates

Waitaki residents have a chance next week to grill candidates standing in the general election. The Rotary Club of Oamaru's candidates meeting has attracted all...

Wait times reflect success

As wait times for mental health services increase around the country, Centrecare Waimate's remain at a minimum - almost always less than a week. That...

Much potential in local heritage

Jane Macknight is no longer in charge of Oamaru's Forrester Gallery but is keeping a close watch on all the district's heritage buildings. Ms Macknight...

Floating dock proposed for club and community

A floating dock at the Oamaru Harbour would benefit the whole community, Owen Gould says. The Oamaru Rowing Club has made a submission on the...

Midori reopens in Collective Cafe

Sushi lovers rejoice - Oamaru's only Japanese restaurant, Midori, has reopened its doors, albeit at a different location. Owner Anna King has combined her two...

Timeless tale set to be staged

A timeless tale of animal adventures is coming to the Repertory Theatre in the second week of the school holidays. A cast of 20 performers...

Parker defends water standards

Environment minister David Parker says farming legislation had to change in order to clean up New Zealand's waterways, and he can handle the criticism...

Season arrives at just the right time

The new sports fishing season opens next week - and the timing is great for families looking for school holiday activities, Fish & Game...

New immigration consultancy

A new immigration consultancy has opened in Oamaru - just in time for a public seminar next week. Dexter Navarro is the licensed immigration adviser...

Children help with plantings

School children from town and country were out beautifying the district last week. North Otago Sustainable Land Management (Noslam) organised two planting projects to enhance...

Tackling Oamaru’s gull invasion

Red-billed gulls could soon face eviction from Oamaru's central business district. Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher has confirmed the Waitaki District Council is putting together an...

Youth employment project gets under way

A project to match local youth with prospective employers was launched on Monday night with no fanfare. But that does not mean its creators and...

Public takes up te reo challenge

Waitaki residents have challenged themselves to improve their use of te reo Māori during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Maori Language Week). This week,...
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