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Waitakians of the Year

This is the third time the Oamaru Mail has named its Waitakians of the Year. That must make it a tradition. There are no...

Cycling Waitaki excited to spread the word on wheels

A new group has been formed to foster the boom of cycling in the Waitaki district. Cycling Waitaki, a road and track club, aims to...

Farm couple open their home for cancer fundraiser

You can't compete with a castle, but Kay and Chris Dennison aren't in the least bothered. The Hilderthorpe farming couple are opening their new home...

Using his skills for the common good

The new operations manager at the Waitaki Community Gardens has a different story to many. Born in the Czech Republic, Dan Hyzl grew up in...

Book to help the children cope

For Maria Johnson, it's all about the children. The Oamaru woman and former high school teacher is excited to have completed her first children's book,...

New doctor excited to be here

Madura Sundareswaran – one of Oamaru's newest doctors – is working out of the North End Health Centre and Junction Doctors as a general practitioner....

Retailers hoping for a buoyant Christmas

Oamaru retailers are optimistic a strong start to the Christmas shopping season will continue. With fewer than three weeks until the big day, the majority...

‘Mamma Mia!’ in running for 15 awards

If you were impressed by the Musical Theatre Oamaru production of Mamma Mia! this year, you're not alone. The show has been nominated for 15...

Project aims to send love through Christmas cards

Stef Backhouse is making sure nobody is forgotten this Christmas. She is on a mission to spread Christmas joy by getting people in the community...

Award a highlight: stylist

Fusion owner and senior hairstylist Debbie Tiddy is still bubbling after winning the Editorial Stylist of the Year award for South Canterbury. Earlier this month,...

Baking ‘really great cake’

Oamaru Hospital is a huge part of this district, and the people who work there have important roles to play in challenging times. Today,...

Records broken in wet month

It sounds like something out of the Guns N' Roses hit – the month was all about cold November rain in the Waitaki district. Constant...

Charity walker heartened by support

Les Quartermaine has been a busy man. For nearly two months, he has walked more than 600km across the North Island as part of his...

Flying the flag for female farmers

Kerry Watson is a can-do person. The Five Forks dairy farm worker is the only woman in the Aorangi regional final of the Young Farmer...

Duntroon wins tech category

Three Duntroon School pupils have a dream. Year 8 pupils Tonkla Suwanjirawat, Hayden Sanford and Holly Horn have won the Otago-Southland Tahi Rua Toru Tech...
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