Community

Huge response to golf day to honour son

For Nobby Roderick, the Waitoa Park Golf Club will always hold special memories. It was the last place the Oamaru man saw his son, Tane,...

Iconic treat’s inventor honoured

The Waitaki Public Libraries are honouring the Oamaru man who invented Pineapple Chunks with a new display, coinciding with a reunion of his family...

Gardens theft deeply ‘dissapointing’

The theft of garden equipment has left volunteers at the Waitaki Community Gardens shocked and disappointed. A ride-on lawn mower and petrol line trimmer were...

Solution sought for Glenavy rubbish dumping

The Glenavy community is prepared to get its hands dirty to tidy up the illegal rubbish dumping issues in the area. Rubbish and non-recyclable material...

Grieving mother tells daughter’s story

A challenging topic to write about and an indescribable tragedy to experience, Kakanui woman Linda Collins is preparing to launch a book about her...

Rotary part of young president’s DNA

Rotary has been part of Michael Robinson's life for as long as he can remember. Growing up, his family regularly hosted Rotary International exchange students...

Generations bring home the bacon

It is a meaty piece of family history. Oamaru's Campbells Butchery has always been in a safe pair of hands, with six generations of the...

Making moves to empower people

"Empowering people to take care of themselves" is Canadian expat Stacey Pine's vision for her new business Movement Hub on Harbour in Oamaru's Victorian...

Barber’s premise move works out

Bruce's Barber has moved and improved. The Oamaru men's hair salon began operating from its new premises at the back of Soul, Surf and Skate...

Inspired by Aboriginal influences

For Colette O'Kane, becoming an artist was made possible by her Aboriginal teachers in Australia. Though O'Kane struggled to define her eclectic collection of works...

Top award for scout’s hard work

A scout in Oamaru has been awarded the highest accolade a youth scout can receive, the Queen's Scout pin. Jazmin Davidson (17), of Columba Scouts,...

Year bringing challenges for mayor, council

As glad as we all were to see 2020 finally end, the first couple of weeks of 2021 have not been much better. Kayla...

Group plans to build te reo skills

An Oamaru cultural services group wants to build its staff and volunteers' te reo Maori skills this year not plan on stopping there. In collaboration...

Neighbours encouraged to plan events

A national campaign encouraging people to get to know their neighbours now has a local face. Annual initiative Neighbours Day Aotearoa began in 2009, and...

Showcase for district launched

A new promotional video to raise the profile of Oamaru and the Waitaki district in the domestic tourism market was launched this week. Oamaru and...
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