Community

Huge response to park’s reopening

More than 1300 people went to the Waitaki Resource Recovery Park and another 800 phoned in its first four days of reopening. Operations manager Trish...

Hairdressers cutting backlog

Oamaru hairdressers and beauty therapists have never been so sought after. Almost the entire population is keen to have tresses trimmed after nearly two months...

Job all about the people

The Oamaru Mail is delighted to introduce readers to its newest reporter, Ashley Smyth. She will be familiar to many of you from her...

Mitre 10 set to open early August

Oamaru's long-awaited Mitre 10 Mega store is taking shape. The official opening of the the company's 6000sq m, $18 million premises between Dee and Ribble...

Memorial oak marks 100 years

Most people don't know the historical significance of the mighty oak tree that stands outside Waitaki Boys' High School. Nor would they know that Sunday...

Side hustles funnel her passion

From 9am to 5pm, Becky Dennison is a social worker. But outside those hours, she is her own boss, and among a significant number...

Regular, new donors urged to give blood

Blood donations are as necessary as ever, and Waitaki residents are encouraged to donate when the mobile collection unit arrives in town next month. The...

Novel promotion helping Kiwis

A luxury Oamaru lodge is asking travellers to name their own price to stay. Pen-y-bryn Lodge owners James Glucksman and James Boussy said they wanted...

Racing to continue at Oamaru

Racing will return to the Oamaru Racecourse next season, although other tracks face uncertain futures. The number of venues allocated meetings in the Racing Industry...

Embracing a new beginning

Welcome to Level 2, Waitaki - the lockdown is over! Cafes, bars and restaurants have opened their doors again, but how are they adapting...

New focus for awareness week

Hospice Awareness Week will look a little different this year. There will be no street collections, no community events - just a ''wee reminder that...

Waitaki district passes the Covid-19 test

All of the 374 asymptomatic people tested for Covid-19 in the Waitaki district last week returned negative results. WellSouth carried out testing at St Paul's...

Proud Kurow product helps inspire through her podcasts

For Jess Davidson, a career behind the microphone happened accidentally - and it all started in North Otago. Oamaru Mail editor Rebecca Ryan catches...

A Jack and Jill of all trades

An Otematata family has stitched itself a patchwork quilt of occupations. Dale and Warren Aitken are familiar to the public as the people who run...

Pasifika people learnt from history

Previous pandemics have taught hard-won lessons which Waitaki's Pasifika community has used to to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, Oamaru Pacific Island Community Group...
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