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Climbs for charity

They made it! Hannah Hutcheson, her sister Chelsey Johnston, and their husbands, Matt Hutcheson and Aaron Johnston, climbed Puketapu hill to the Sir John McKenzie...

Health effects of blue light outlined

For Damien McNamara, what started out as protecting the sky from light pollution has evolved to protecting what is underneath it. The Oamaru astronomer spoke...

Hockey man enjoying different game

Two years ago, Craig Brett moved south from Nelson to become the new co-owner of the Moeraki Tavern. The former New Zealand masters hockey...

Waitaki geo-educator appointed

The Waitaki Whitestone Geopark Trust has appointed a geo-educator to help educate the community on the district's geology. Sasha Morriss, who has a masters degree...

Meth the big issue not pot: cannabis activist

The number of proceedings by police for cannabis-related offences in Waitaki has almost doubled over the past four years, rising from 48 in 2015...

Oamaru record under threat

Oamaru's claim to be the steampunk capital of New Zealand – and possibly the world – is in jeopardy. Thames intends to set a new...

Scholarships for a changing industry

Network Waitaki chief executive Geoff Douch believes the energy sector has the potential to change faster in the next decade than it has in...

St Patrick’s Basilica turns 125

St Patrick's Basilica has stood the test of time. Oamaru's Catholic church is celebrating its 125th anniversary next weekend. Reaching the milestone was a testament...

Make the most of what is right here

Don't leave town – Oamaru has everything you need, right here. Thirty-four Oamaru businesses have banded together to promote the advantages of supporting them in...

Southern Blast co-coach grateful for support of family

Abbey McKenzie's netball coaching star keeps rising. The mother-of-two, who has been appointed as part of the coaching team for the Southern Blast, chats...

Work aimed at improving safety

The Wansbeck and Wharfe St intersection is getting a safety upgrade. Waitaki District Council roading manager Mike Harrison said the upgrade of the busy intersection...

Pasifika flavour to swearing in ceremony

The new Waitaki District Council has been sworn in. Family, friends and members of the community gathered at the Oamaru Opera House for the swearing...

‘Blithe Spirit’ on this month

A classic Noel Coward comedy is being performed in Oamaru this month. Blithe Spirit is on stage at the Oamaru Repertory Society's Itchen St Theatre...

Bookarama helps buy chemotherapy chair

When the Rotary Club of Oamaru asked people to choose how funds raised at Bookarama should be spent, the result was a landslide. Among other...

Police seek information on whereabouts

Oamaru police are seeking information on the whereabouts of a 48-year-old man who has connections to the Waitaki district. Justin Leigh Harney, who is known...
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