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Young person, see what’s out there

A new venture is being launched to help connect Waitaki and Waimate youth with local employers. WaiYou! is a youth employment support service, adapted from...

Next challenge: learning to relax

Putting her feet up will take a bit of getting used to for retiring Oamaru Intermediate School principal Mary Healey, when she steps down...

From lions and hippos to rats and stoats

From shooting man-eating hippos to protecting endangered penguins from predators, Peter Whitehead has covered a lot in his 97 years. During the Covid-19 lockdown, Mr...

‘Put through hell’ by Immigration NZ

Frustration at trying to secure staff has taken the gloss off a booming return to business for Ohau Snow Fields and Lake Ohau Lodge...

A journey from farm to fashion

From North Otago farm girl to New Zealand fashion designer - Oamaru Mail reporter Gus Patterson finds out more about Auckland-based Tess McCone, who...

Smart new look for ‘the old lady’

The Oamaru Licensing Trust celebrated the official opening of the Brydone Hotel's new-look Totara Bar last week. The refurbished bar area was opened to the...

Free entry to mark centre’s reopening

Waitaki Aquatic Centre was drained, it was discovered that a little bit of grouting work was needed. About 7km of it, in fact. After being closed...

New group for skills and wellbeing

A desire to give women the skills and confidence to add value to their farming business is what prompted Herbert sheep farmer Joanna Hay...

Launch plans awaiting all clear

Covid-19 has delayed, but not cancelled, Dawn Aerospace's plans to launch spaceplanes from Oamaru Airport. In January, the Christchurch-based company signed a memorandum of understanding...

School granted daylight saving

The sky is the sustainability limit for Maheno School after it was granted $49,000 to install solar panels on its roof. Maheno School is the...

New church welcomes all nations

Faith is at the heart of a couple's decision to set up a new church in Oamaru. Pastors Asafo and Anne Te'o moved to the...

‘Waimate people support Waimate races’

Just two years after a $400,000 grandstand rebuild, racing could be taken away from the Waimate Racecourse. The Waimate Trotting Club's home meeting was axed...

Volunteers play vital role

It is National Volunteer Week - time to celebrate the fact that volunteers make the Waitaki district go round. One organisation that epitomises this phenomenon...

Waitaki district still a seller’s market

The Waitaki district's residential real estate market is bouncing back after the lockdown, but it is too early to know what the full effects...

Survey covers housing, wellbeing

The impact Covid-19 has had on people's lives has been far reaching - but how are we doing now, really? That is a question the...
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