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Split on kerbside rubbish collection

The community is split on the question of whether the Waitaki District Council should offer a kerbside rubbish collection service. Results of a recent waste-management...

Great support for business collective

An initiative to further promote Oamaru businesses has had great support, Oamaru Business Collective chairwoman Annabel Berry says. Fifty-five local organisations have taken the opportunity...

Electronic guide a labour of love

James Glucksman sat down one day with the intention of creating a Waitaki guide within a couple of hours. What the Pen-y-bryn co-owner thought he...

Break for couple before next venture

Bethan and Bryan Moore will happily be taking things a bit more slowly after a whirlwind 18 months starting up and operating The Natural...

Owning own hair salon fulfilment of long-held dream

As a young mum, Kirsty Forbes dreamed of one day opening her own hair salon - she knew she just had to bide her...

Diving becomes passion for Alex

Alex Campbell has always been more at home in the water than on land. "It's peaceful being in the water - it's quite relaxing,'' the...

Open day all about community

When Bruce Jamieson came to Oamaru for the hospital's community open day, he was looking forward to checking out all of the services on...

McGeowns celebrate 50 years in NZ

What started as a move to provide better opportunities for their children blossomed into so much more. Fifty years ago, Ann and Jim McGeown moved...

Surprises promised in Christmas parade

Santa Claus is coming to town tomorrow. Despite many Christmas parades being cancelled this year, Oamaru's is going ahead - and it will celebrate more...

Keeping the customer happy priority for driver of the year

Oamaru truck driver Jason Coleman had no idea he had been nominated for Woolworth's New Zealand's driver of the year award. Winning it was even...

Chance to play Santa to a senior

Oamaru's Altrusa club is calling on the public to help add a little extra holiday cheer for seniors in need. For the fourth consecutive year,...

Steady numbers visiting tourism centre

Oamaru's new visitor centre has received a warm welcome, with steady numbers coming through the doors. The Waitaki and Oamaru Visitor Centre opened two months...

Free, fun way to thank community

Free Christmas fun in Oamaru's North End is a way for business owners to thank the community for its support, Raelene Guthrie says. Mrs Guthrie...

Family happy to be back at last

After being shut out of New Zealand during the Covid-19 lockdown and living in a farm shed in South Africa with her family for...

Creating Waimate wildlife haven

Gary and Ann Dennison have hit a major milestone in their mission to establish an eco-sanctuary in Waimate. Rebecca Ryan reports. The hill block above...
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