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Pupil organises foodbank gift

"I felt it was the right thing to do." That is why Glenavy School pupil Riley Phillips (12) decided to organise a food bank donation...

Celebration of Tongan culture

For Marconi Hausia, Tongan Language Week was an opportunity to share his culture with his school. St Joseph's School was one of many across the...

Pupils build playhouse to give away

Waitaki Boys' High School pupils are looking for a good home for a good home. The school's year 13 construction class is putting the finishing...

Three granted tertiary scholarships

The standard of applicants for the Rural Tertiary Scholarship this year was so high that three awards were made. The annual $2000 scholarship is given...

Chef meets challenge

What started as a way to fill in time during lockdown has led Oamaru chef Jomel Bartolome to test himself at an international cooking...

Bookarama brings in $20,000

Book-lovers have succeeded in raising about $20,000 in the Oamaru Rotary Club Bookarama. The much-loved annual sale of secondhand books, jigsaw puzzles and DVDs ran...

Good vibes at Covid testing

Community health officials have praised Waitaki residents for turning out in force during the latest round of community Covid-19 testing. About 280 asymptomatic people were...

Accessing free help for businesses

North Otago businesses are invited to a gathering where they can find out how to access free help. The Otago Chamber of Commerce is hosting...

‘Burns 50’ at Forrester

The Forrester Gallery's most popular exhibition is back and better than ever to celebrate its 50th year. The Burns Memorial Art Exhibition, this year called...

Poshtel earns international recognition

Oamaru's Poshtel has earned an international award within two years of opening. The former Stringer and Co building on the corner of Thames and Eden...

Building backyard gardens for fresh food

There is no better way to make fresh and healthy food affordable and accessible than to have it growing by your kitchen door, Sophia...

Kaffeeklatsch for Ange

An Oamaru family is raising funds for a friend facing a heart transplant. On September 24, from noon to 4pm, Richard, Christel, Jan and Judy...

Candidates Q&A an opportunity for youth

Questions on the issues of youth, community, and environment and climate were put to Waitaki candidates last Friday, ahead of next month's election. Students Strike...

‘Excited’ to take on Hospice Shop

Carmel Newall is using her skills in fashion design and retail for a good cause. Miss Newall is the new Oamaru Hospice Shop manager. She...

Holiday event to keep children busy

A family-friendly bike trail that is "uniquely Oamaruvian" will help keep children occupied these school holidays. The Waitaki District Council is launching the "Little Bluey...
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