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Evolution to talking about cancer, death very positive

For Gloria Hurst, next month's Relay For Life in Oamaru will be an opportunity to remember those who have passed on and to celebrate...

Swingbridge album product of 20 years

After a really long gestation for her latest album, The Garden, the Oamaru musician known as Swingbridge released it last week. The artist behind Swingbridge,...

Up to public to decide on base for St John

Waitaki district councillors have made it clear - it's up to the community to decide on Awamoa Park's future. Earlier this month, St John formally...

Shared interests keep pair coming back

Two North Otago Vintage Car Club members have clocked more miles than most - and they are still going. John Adamson and Charlie Walsh are...

Cash backs school engaging in community

A new funding project is aiming to strengthen the bond between Waimate High School and the wider community. The Waimate High School Opportunities Project has...

New chairwoman building Pasifika ties

When Moana Ahotaeiloa began to crave community connection, she turned to the Oamaru Pacific Island Community Group. It was the group's Friday night sessions that...

Helping women feel beautiful

Photographer Hayley Casey believes "everybody deserves to feel beautiful", and she is loving the chance to help women achieve just that. Offering boudoir photography came...

New citizens welcomed to Waitaki

It was a joyous occasion as Waitaki welcomed 10 new New Zealand citizens on Monday. Despite Covid-19 setbacks which led to ceremonies being replaced by...

Bold action wanted on Airbnb

Oamaru's commercial accommodation providers could be in trouble if something is not done to counter the effect Airbnbs are having on the industry. Poshtel owner...

Kingan double happy after cup win

One's the highlight of his cricketing career, the other of his rugby career - either way, Lachie Kingan is just happy to be involved. The...

Support offered to drug users’ families

A new support group to help families of methamphetamine and other drug users has formed in Oamaru. Last year, Safer Waitaki, in conjuntion with other...

Oamaru Heritage Radio closes studio

It's the end of an era for the volunteer voices behind Oamaru Heritage Radio, who will all now broadcast from their homes. Founder Charlie Fraser...

European exchange goes viral

When 16-year-old Penny Keeling boarded a plane for a year in Switzerland last January, Covid-19 was an obscure virus in China slowly worming its...

Gardens hit by vandals

Annie Beattie has had a "gutsful" of people destroying her gardens. Ms Beattie looks after three community gardens in Oamaru outside her home - and...

National Pineapple Chunk Day proposed

Family of the Oamaru man who invented Pineapple Chunks are calling for a national day in his honour. Charles Richard Diver's granddaughter Linda Wilson has...
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