Community

Ionic efforts recognised

Ever had a really great idea that could change the world? Conor Lawrence did. And not only did he have an idea – he followed it...

Empty shop snaffled up by acupuncturist

Elise Blundell is bucking the trend of shops closing in Oamaru's main street. On Monday, she opened Acupuncture Oamaru at 149 Thames St. Miss Blundell said...

Owners find former hotel full of history

The new owners of Western House are recent arrivals to Kurow, but they are already well versed in its history. Linda Scott Araya and John...

Moving ahead on four wheels, modified

Robyn Stewart is looking forwards, not backwards – and her new car is a testament to that. It is the first modified hand-controlled Nissan Leaf...

$8.35m sale a positive sign

Rural property sales could be about to turn upwards after a lull. Industry personnel hope the sale of a Hilderthorpe dairy farm late last month...

Local body nominations now open

Nominations open today for local government elections. The Waitaki District Council is holding a candidate information meeting in the Oamaru Opera House on Monday to...

Dancing keeps cancer survivor moving ahead

Line dancing has changed Rowena Bolwell's life. It has helped the Oamaru breast cancer survivor to regain her strength and embrace her new body after...

Concern over Hector’s dolphins

When Kakanui surfer Lindsey Rusbatch headed out for his daily surf on Saturday, there was little to indicate it would be anything out of...

Campaign started to extend restrictions

Kakanui surfer and swimmer Dave Robertson is so concerned about the plight of the Hector's dolphin he has started a campaign. The Government has proposed...

Attempts to put gulls to flight after invasion

Countdown has asked the Waitaki District Council how red-billed gulls can be "attracted back to a natural nesting location", council communications specialist Lisa Scott...

Oamaru-born captain of World Cup Cricketeers

The ICC Cricket World Cup has caused many a sleepless night for New Zealanders over the past month. But ex-Oamaruvian Libby McGee's involvement started...

Businesses form group to revitalise retail, CBD

A new group has been formed to provide a united voice for the Oamaru business community. The Oamaru Business Collective – a group of Oamaru...

Peace flags to fly again in Thames St

On July 19, 1919, the Oamaru community celebrated peace. The Forrester Gallery is celebrating the centenary of the 1919 Oamaru peace parade and recapturing its...

End in sight for villa restoration

Five years ago, Cameron Nimmo purchased an old Oamaru villa with the view to convert it into his home. And he's been on an...

‘Vibrancy’ drew designer back to hometown

When people move away from the town they grew up in, they often never plan on coming back. That's what Helen Riley-Duddin thought about Oamaru. But...
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