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Each Māori alphabet letter depicted

It is just like learning your ABCs. Only instead of 26 letters, it is 15. The Forrester Gallery will soon open an exhibition on the Māori...

Focus on Lake Ōhau women

‘‘Don’t lose what you have because of what you have lost.’’ As the aftermath of the Lake Ōhau fire continues to impact on the wellbeing...

Exhibition thank you to people of the Haka

Photographer Chloe Lodge isoffering a thank you to her new Hakataramea Valley community through her one-photo-per-week rolling exhibition. ‘‘A Window on the Haka’’ opened this...

Success about making a difference

Harry Wilson’s message is simple — success comes in all shapes and sizes. The Waitaki Boys’ High School pupil was ‘‘elated’’ to be named dux...

Enforcement worry for business

The traffic light system is here. As of today, businesses must adopt the Government’s new traffic light system — the entire South Island moving into...

Leonie’s effort spellbinding

Leonie Groot knows how to spell success — and a whole lot of other words too. The 11-year-old Weston School pupil has just won the...

Inspiring others to follow their dreams

Secondary schools in Oamaru have produced a fine batch of scholars this year. Tilly King wants to inspire others. After spending the past year focused on...

Help wanted to spread cheer to seniors

Altrusa Oamaru is asking for the community’s help to spread some Christmas cheer this year. The service club is hosting its Be a Santa to...

Library helping with vaccine passes

As people scramble to organise their vaccination passes, the Oamaru Public Library is here to help. Last week, library staff swung into action to create...

Three trees erected complete with stars

Shining stars are adding a little extra cheer to Waitaki's Christmas trees this year. For the second year in a row, the Waitaki District Council...

Adkins aiming at top-four spot in regionals

Hakataramea Valley farmer Tom Adkins wants to do himself and his club proud when he heads to the FMG Young Farmer of the Year...

Women pulling together to put on market

Amazing things happen when women pull together and support each other, Hakataramea Valley businesswoman Bex Hayman says. Mrs Hayman is one of the organisers of...

Opportunities knock for Ethan

Ethan Reille is proving a small town life can be a powerful one. The Oamaru teenager was last week named as one of 100 Kiwibank...

Exhibition embodies a journey

Self-analysis can be a difficult, but necessary part of life’s journey, artist Ioan Grigore says. In his exhibition ‘‘Talking to Myself’’, at the Forrester Gallery,...

What’s black and white and rock all over?

Monochromatix knows how to rock. Last week, the Oamaru Intermediate School (OIS) rock band was announced as the winner of the Rockshop Bandquest Otago regional...
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