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Putting down roots in Oamaru

In the 1800s, many people immigrated to New Zealand looking for a better life. When David and Annie Dorward made the journey, they were...

RSA building dressed up

While Oamaru’s RSA building sits unusable, wartime images have been used to fill its windows. Last month, four enlarged World War 1 photographs, found in...

Penguin colony boosted as chicks fledge

The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony is on track to record another bumper season. Across the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony and Oamaru Creek Reserve, 568 chicks...

Worker shortage hits aged care

Labour shortages in the aged care sector are adding pressure to an already fragile health system. And there are no compromises or shortcuts when delivering...

Animals in need of foster homes

A love for animals is not the only thing Waitaki’s animal welfare organisations have in common. The SPCA Oamaru Centre and Pound Paws Rescue Oamaru...

Open class win delights shearer

Luis Pincol is living his dream. The Chilean shearer has become the first South American to win an openclass shearing final, winning the Peninsula Duvauchelle...

From teaching to hosting The Huts

Katrina Hunter’s career path has switched gears from teaching in the Maniototo, to accommodating cyclists on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. Miss Hunter and...

Papakaio 8-Hour organisers optimistic

Despite Papakaio 8-hour Mountain Bike Challenge registrations being slower than other years, organisers are confident it will still be sold out when race day...

Challenging year ahead

Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher is under no illusion as to the challenges the Waitaki District Council will face this year. On top of the Three...

Sharing a touch of Argentina

It started as a way to keep entertained during New Zealand’s first lockdown, but now artist Natalia Lopez’s painted plant pots are bringing colour...

Shark warning signs for harbour seen as overkill

Putting up signs warning people about sharks in Oamaru Harbour ‘‘might be an overreaction’’, Waitaki District Council chief executive Alex Parmley says. After an Oamaru...

Milne excited to tour after lockdown

Lawrence Arabia is bringing new life to his hit album Chant Darling The 2009 album has taken James Milne, the man behind the stage name,...

Move to Kakanui big improvement

The search for a better work-life balance was the driver behind Ryan and Freyja Munro setting up camp in Kakanui. The couple became the new...

Still good to be home

Courtney Duncan almost made it all the way home for Christmas. After battling to get an MIQ spot since winning her third consecutive Women's Motocross...

Less TV, more time with family just fine

He is a familiar face on television, and has written a best-selling book, but Matt Chisholm, who spent his teenage years in Oamaru, is...
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