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End in sight for villa restoration

Five years ago, Cameron Nimmo purchased an old Oamaru villa with the view to convert it into his home. And he's been on an...

‘Vibrancy’ drew designer back to hometown

When people move away from the town they grew up in, they often never plan on coming back. That's what Helen Riley-Duddin thought about Oamaru. But...

Globetrotter playing international game

A trend in New Zealand rugby these days is for players to cash in on their careers in overseas competitions. Former Waitaki Boys' High...

Indoor stadium plans wait for other projects

Plans for a new indoor sports stadium in Oamaru are on the backburner, Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says. After some preliminary and investigative work had...

Dearth of trainees keeps pressure on trades

Tradespeople in North Otago are in hot demand. Oamaru builders, plasterers, blocklayers, painters, paperhangers and upholsterers are so sought-after that customers are having to wait...

Harvey’s happy memory

Alan Harvey's trip to Hawke's Bay for the Young Farmer of the Year final is a happy memory as he knuckles down again on...

Fellowship and friendship

The Orwell Street Church friends and neighbours group has lasted the test of time. And so have the friendships. The group, which meets the first Thursday...

An ethnic smorgasbord

Waitaki residents can eat their way around the world without leaving Oamaru. A new event to celebrate the district's growing mix of ethnicities is being...

Success is a family affair

Oamaru's loss is Invercargill's gain. When Taneisha Fifita (18) moves south to take up her contract with the Southern Steel, after completing her final year...

Constant supporter’s legacy lives on

In the 85-year history of the annual St Kevin's College and Waitaki Boys' High School rugby match there have been many constants, but this...

Rock hounds see the big picture

Visitor's this year's Gemstone Jewellery and Craft Fair will be able to get a closer than ever look at the treasures on display. The North...

Sharing love and culture for Matariki

Last weekend's Matariki celebrations heralded a new era of community involvement in Oamaru's Te Whare Koa marae. The France St marae hosted visitors to observe...

New cricket challenge for MP

Mark Patterson will never forget his last game of cricket in North Otago. It was March 15, 2008, and his Valley team was meeting Oamaru...

Board keen to get started

The Ministry of Education's nearly five-year statutory intervention at Waitaki Boys' High School has come to an end. Last month, a new board of...

Vet honoured for ‘M. Bovis’ work

The Oamaru vet who discovered Mycoplasma bovis in a Morven dairy herd two years ago has won the inaugural Outstanding Contribution to the Primary...
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