Community

Sense of community, belonging

Face-to-face connection and community is the best thing you can do for your mental health, Amanda Acheson says. The Oamaru counsellor is working to build...

Crean descendant visits lifeboat

Brian Honeybone (92) is well versed in the story of Tom Crean, one of the great Antarctic explorers. But seeing the James Cairdboat up close...

Pupils’ school-work transition rewarded

Oamaru secondary schools joined others throughout New Zealand in presenting the inaugural prime minister's vocational excellence award at their senior prizegivings. The awards acknowledge pupils...

‘Sadness’ at store closing

After 43 years of trading in downtown Oamaru, The Light Christian Store is closing. The decision was made at the recent annual meeting of the...

Finding many reasons for gratitude

World Diabetes Day was celebrated globally yesterday to raise awareness about type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The Oamaru Mail invited people living with...

Positivity seminar for farmers

North Otago farmers packed out the Oamaru Opera House ODT InkBox Theatre for last week's "Staying Positive" seminar. The main drawcards were guest speakers Tangaroa...

Entertainment to be Victorian Fete ‘kicker’

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. And that's why the unofficial wrap party for Oamaru's Victorian Heritage Celebrations, the Network Waitaki Victorian Fete, being...

Gallery extends into neighbouring freezer

Celebrating five years in business in Oamaru, Philina den Dulk has expanded her gallery Art on Tyne. Yesterday, she officially opened her new exhibition...

Musical keyboard to literary

Oamaru identity Pauline Thwaites, well-known as the piano accordion busker in the town centre, has become a published author. She has written a saga of...

Blazing an outdoor recreation trail

Jules Walker is a woman enamoured with outdoor adventure. She hikes, skis, rides, climbs and paddles in the outdoors whenever possible, and adventure has...

Life cycle expressed through yoga

Shelley Moynihan "can't say enough" about the benefits of yoga for children. Physically, it can enhance their flexibility, strength, co-ordination and body awareness, and mentally,...

Couple loves heritage

A Waimate couple has bought the Kakanui Church. Anna Miles and Michael Simpson have a passion for heritage and are well versed in the history...

Climbs for charity

They made it! Hannah Hutcheson, her sister Chelsey Johnston, and their husbands, Matt Hutcheson and Aaron Johnston, climbed Puketapu hill to the Sir John McKenzie...

Health effects of blue light outlined

For Damien McNamara, what started out as protecting the sky from light pollution has evolved to protecting what is underneath it. The Oamaru astronomer spoke...

Hockey man enjoying different game

Two years ago, Craig Brett moved south from Nelson to become the new co-owner of the Moeraki Tavern. The former New Zealand masters hockey...
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