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Vaccine changes lockdown for elders

It may have felt as if history was repeating itself with another nationwide lockdown. But many older people had a freedom this year they did...

Police get new Skoda car

Oamaru police have a new set of wheels. Last week, the Oamaru station received its first Skoda police vehicle from North Otago Motor Group. The vehicle...

Lockdown time for creativity

When things align, musical artist Bridget Ellis takes it as a good sign. So when lockdown rolled around this year, Ellis knew it was time to...

Organise now – in case you can’t later

Oamaru woman Paige Wills is encouraging people have those "what if" conversations with their loved ones, with the launch of her new business, Peace...

Brewing up a storm at Scotts

Producing a good beer is a mixture of science and art, Scotts Brewing Co's new head brewer Jordan Wong says. "I love just being able...

Police officers now video stars

Oamaru police officers have become social media stars. A group of officers and staff feature in a Southern District Police video, uncovering the best parts...

Doctorate awarded

There is a lot more to growing a plant than putting a seed in the ground and chucking some dirt on it. Just ask Dr...

Visitor centre move being considered

The Oamaru and Waitaki visitor centre could be on the move. The Waitaki District Council has entered into discussions with the Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust...

Two-day clinic for vaccinations

Another vaccination clinic in Oamaru will get under way today to meet the community's demand. The two-day clinic, organised by the Oamaru Pacific Island Community...

Relief tempered with uncertainty

Geared up and ready to go. On Wednesday, several Waitaki businesses were able to reopen to the public, providing contactless services, after the overnight alert...

Immersed in charity fundraising

Even as signs of spring begin to emerge, sea and river swimming are far from most people's minds are Connie Metcalfe. The 20-year-old law and...

Name change for river seen as legacy

A legacy. That is what the Waihemo Shag River's name change is for the late Jim Hinkley. Formerly known as "Shag River", the name was officially...

Real estate agents busy, anticipating spring fling

North Otago real estate is still hot property, even during lockdown. Oamaru real estate agents have kept busy during Level 4, fielding calls and online...

Business booming in ‘wop-wops’

Bex Hayman has made country cool again with her jewellery and accessories brand Whistle & Pop. She makes time to speak to Ashley Smyth,...

Adventure walk business going to the dogs

Dogs have always been Aleisha Lucas' happy place. So she turned her happy place into her workplace and created Wolf Pack Oamaru, an adventure walk...
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