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Passion for penguins began in Oamaru

Kathryn Johnson just keeps getting drawn back to Oamaru. Presenting her research on yellow-eyed penguins at last month's Oamaru Penguin Symposium via Zoom, Ms Johnson...

Nature drives desire to create

Sarka Cibulcova is asking people to look more closely at nature with her solo exhibition, Known and Unknown Nature. "My childhood was always close to...

Artist’s whimsical creatures on show

Joy comes in all shapes and forms. In the case of the late Jenny Miller, who was known locally and internationally for her ceramic creations,...

Rice is nice but hold the weevils, please

A Waimate man who found hundreds of "creepy crawlies" in a packet of brown rice is worried the bugs could be in other New...

‘Drink and draw’ new art society initiative

The North Otago Art Society is sketching out a new monthly drink and draw event. The society held its first trial run, organised by vice-president...

Drive to keep youngsters warm

Every child deserves a new pair of pyjamas, North Otago Youth Centre manager Amanda Acheson says. Mrs Acheson and Sue Dundass, from Anglican Family Care,...

Designer going solo

Jess Beachen is ready to put her own stamp on the fashion industry. She talks to Rebecca Ryan about her new label, Jessica Flora,...

Boy’s dogged effort earns motorcycle

Sam Ruddenklau is a 7-year-old with a need for speed. It was a need, however, which could not be satisfied by his piggy-bank budget, so...

WGHS pupils top national competition

Never mind the sky, some stars are right here on earth. In fact, three go to Waitaki Girls' High School. Year 9 pupils Cerys Thomas, Phoebe...

Portraying the facets of loneliness

For Amy Jansen, exploring loneliness through performance has been a "hugely cathartic process". The opera singer is performing at the Waitaki Boys' High School Hall...

Oamaru team rises to challenge

The right girls were chosen for The Right Angles. Representing Oamaru Intermediate School, pupils Olivia Benade (11), Emily Oakes (11), Olivia Morriss (12), and Hunter...

Youth vaping harm flagged

Waitaki youth are being sucked in by vaping and the district's principals want to prevent another generation from succumbing to nicotine addiction. Waitaki Girls' High...

Call for Kakanui Bridge urgency

The upgrade of the Kakanui Bridge needs to be accelerated, residents say. In recent years, the 120-year-old wooden one-lane bridge had deteriorated and residents fear...

IRD workmates celebrate memories

For many people, a tax office might conjure up images of files and fluorescent lights. But before its closure on June 28, 1996, the Oamaru...

Not defined by Tourette syndrome

Can you imagine not being able to control your body movements, or what comes out of your mouth? For people living with Tourette syndrome,...
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