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Whitestone City needs help

Whitestone City is on the brink of closure for the summer if an investor cannot be found. The tourist attraction was closed by Tourism Waitaki...

Guests make welcome return

For a group of visitors to Oamaru last week, the Junction Hotel provided more than just a place to rest their heads. The landmark Oamaru...

Newspaper recycling starts again

Waitaki residents who have been hoarding newspapers can recycle them again. After three months of discussions, and "a lot of hard work", Waitaki Resource Recovery...

Alternative healers form partnership

If you want to have a happier, healthier life, Oamaru woman Sonya Ramsey has an easy answer. "If I could recommend one thing to anyone,...

103rd birthday celebrated at first home

As Victor Bulleid celebrated his 103rd birthday at Pen-y-bryn Lodge, he recalled riding his tricycle along the grand home's hallways. Mr Bulleid shared a a...

Museum on track to open next month

After being closed for almost four years, the North Otago Museum's front doors are set to finally reopen to the public next month. For museum...

Artists’ all-round skills on display

Local artists have taken up the challenge of interpreting the theme Oamaru Full Circle in the North Otago Art Society's latest exhibition. Almost 50 original...

Interior nearly finished

The interior of Casa Nova House is just a few finishing touches and some final tweaks away from being complete. The historic homestead in Oamaru's...

Attractions in need of volunteers to stay viable

Volunteering at two of Duntroon's tourist attractions is the perfect way to practice a hobby while you help out, Jan Keeling says. The Nicol's' Blacksmith...

Record year for penguin breeding

It is a record year for little penguin breeding in Oamaru. Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony science and environmental manager Dr Philippa Agnew said 629 eggs...

Flax used to teach pupils about native plants

A pilot programme has been teaching Waitaki children the importance of their native plants. Totara School pupils learned about the properties of flax, or harakeke,...

Wait over for trust flagship

Graeme Clark had to wait nearly 365 days for a drink at his beloved watering hole. The Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust chairman quenched his thirst...

Spectacular part of trail open soon

The newest section of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is on track to be completed by the end of the year. Work to cut...

Patrons can share a beer with Ted

As the train whistled and Private Ted d'Auvergne headed off to serve in World War 2, Waihao Forks Hotel publican George Provan put a...

Birth in lockdown ‘a bit of a shock’

For Weston woman Chantelle Thurlow, giving birth during the Covid-19 Level 3 lockdown was a welcome relief from the boredom. Miss Thurlow and her partner,...
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