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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...

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...

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...

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...

Draft harbour plan met with dissatisfaction

The public gallery was full for the Waitaki District Council's harbour area committee meeting on Tuesday, when the Oamaru Harbour master plan was tabled...

Kotuku occasional visitor to region

A rare white heron, or kotuku, was spotted on Glenavy farmland last week by Oamaru photographer Brenda Meuli. Oamaru Mail editor Rebecca Ryan asks...

Athlete, scholar, brave soldier

In 1915, Athol Hudson was the only New Zealander to receive a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. But the former Waitaki Boys' High School pupil never...

Going digital brings benefits

A leap of faith for the Waimate Regent Theatre Trust is paying off. Until 2016, the trust was still using a 35mm film projector at...

Turf opens with celebration

St Kevin's College's new multi-sport turf was officially opened last Friday. The turf includes a set of specialist cricket nets, a basketball and netball court...

Migrant film screening nationally

Local initiatives to help support new migrants settle in Waitaki are being showcased at a national level today. Waitaki Migrants Meet and Share facilitator Maria...

BMX club ready to roll at track

If you build it, they will come. The new Oamaru BMX Park track is ready to ride – and the North Otago BMX Club will...
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