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Waimate doctor’s words of wisdom

As New Zealand has moved to alert Level 4, people have a lot of questions about Covid-19. Waimate doctor Steven Fish shares some insights...

Keeping calm as we carry on

At a time when anxiety is high, wellness is vital. Rebecca Ryan chats to Oamaru yoga instructor, meditation guide and reiki practitioner Jae Omnetabout...

Overseas adventure includes sport, advocacy and mixing with royals

When Sene Naoupu moved to Ireland 10 years ago, she never imagined she would become one of the country's most high-profile international athletes. The former...

Women chosen for national ad campaign

Two Oamaru women might have just had their big break. Elise Blundell and Gina Buckley were recently selected to take part in a national advertising...

OE cut short by spread of Covid-19

It was not the overseas experience Molly Farrell was hoping for. Just five days after moving to Ireland, Miss Farrell (24) saw the country start...

‘Essential’ – farmers should keep working

It's official - farmers carry out essential work and should continue throughout the Covid-19 lockdown. Federated Farmers leaders were in talks with the Government on...

We as community will get through

Community. If there is a word that sums up what is important right now it is community. We are in this together and we will get...

‘Thinking outside the box’

Oamaru businesses are bracing themselves as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to escalate. But, as Rebecca Ryan reports, uncertainty can be a breeding ground of...

Academy blesses, names new aircraft

The New Zealand Airline Academy celebrated the arrival of two new aircraft at Oamaru Airport on Monday. The two Tecnam P2008 aircraft, each worth about...

Council drawing from fund

"These are extraordinary times; we must find extraordinary solutions," Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says. The Waitaki District Council has made plans to draw up to...

New book club in town

The first New Zealand chapter of one of the fastest growing clubs in the world has opened in Oamaru. The Tough Guy Book Club is...

Schools keeping pupils safe

Some of Oamaru's top talent was to be on stage in the Waitaki Boys' and Girls' High Schools' musical production next month Covid-19 outbreak...

Festival organiser looking ahead

This weekend's Harbour Street Jazz & Blues Festival was one of the major events that had to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 outbreak....

Large turnout for annual trail ride

The 20th Danseys Pass Trail Ride attracted more than 1100 riders to a range of trails in the North Otago hinterland last Saturday. The event...

‘Keeping busy’ secret to living 105 years

When Averil Omnet was born, the world was at war - World War 1, that is. Celebrating her 105th birthday at Iona Home in Oamaru...
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