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James now living his real life

James did not realise he was a boy until he was 16 years old. Before that, he lived his life as a female, struggling with...

Family business going strong despite Covid

For Oamaru-based clothing brand Moke, Covid-19 has meant a pivot of sorts, but as the saying goes, when a door closes, somewhere a window...

Nominations open for business awards

The Oamaru Business Collective Awards are an "amazing opportunity" to show local businesses some love, Cara Tipping Smith says. Nominations for the inaugural awards open...

Petitioning for small dog park

Small dogs deserve better, Deborah Mills says. Dr Mills has established an online petition urging the Waitaki District Council to establish a small breed dog...

Leading Waitaki into the future

Alex Parmley is well aware of the challenges that lie ahead for local government in New Zealand. But the new Waitaki District Council chief executive...

Pull of family draws author back

Celebrated author Pauline Cartwright has returned to her North Otago roots for her retirement. She shares with Ashley Smyth some of the wisdom she...

Dancers drawn to Opera House

The New Zealand Highland and National Dancing Championships were a reel success. Last weekend, 271 dancers jigged their way to Oamaru from all over the...

Making art for art’s sake

Luzette Crossan has one term of children's art lessons under her belt, and is loving it. Possibly best-known in Oamaru for her face-painting business Pop...

Breaking down barriers

Language is a waka, and kaiako Tania Sharee Williams is handing out oars. For the past five years, Ms Williams has taught te reo Maori...

Lower speeds pleasant surprise

Despite criticism of the new Derwent St roundabout's design, the Waitaki District Council is confident it is working well, with a survey revealing a...

Relief foremost for WBHS skipper

After Waitaki Boys' High School First XV's dramatic win last Friday, one emotion dominated all others for Adrian Tevao: an enormous sense of relief. The...

Newchapter for library as interest booms

Waitaki District Libraries is going from strength to strength. Over the past year, there has been a 150% increase in in the number of people...

Chance to adopt a guinea pig

Guinea pigs galore. Havenwyck Pets is holding a guinea pig adoption day tomorrow, in association with the Otago Cavy Club, to educate people on guinea...

Fifita knows her strengths

Taneisha Fifita is going from strength to strength. The Southern Steel goal keep is in her second season as a fully contracted player for the...

Life lived to full by ex-paramedic

Each generation comes with its own set of stories, shaping the world in its own way. Former St John paramedic Eileen Gordon shares some...
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