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Gold anniversary for rock and mineral club

The North Otago Rock and Mineral Club is going gold to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The club is hosting its annual Gemstone Fair next weekend,...

Classes for aspiring filmmakers

Young people who fancy a future in film are being offered the chance to set their skills in motion. The Bigger Picture Oamaru Trust is...

Opportunity to connect, go home inspired

It's been a dream for the team behind Lipgloss and Gumboots since it began, and now the Waitaki Farming Ladies Long Lunch is a...

Kiwi twang essential to sound

Pickle Darling has launched into space with their new album Cosmonaut, and is stopping off in Oamaru to pick up some passengers. Lukas Mayo, the...

‘True variety show’ for jubilee

The Waimate Theatre Company is celebrating 50 Years of Music and Mayhem Covid-19 forced the postponement of the company's 50th jubilee show last year, but...

Nature drives desire to create

Sarka Cibulcova is asking people to look more closely at nature with her solo exhibition, Known and Unknown Nature. "My childhood was always close to...

Artist’s whimsical creatures on show

Joy comes in all shapes and forms. In the case of the late Jenny Miller, who was known locally and internationally for her ceramic creations,...

‘Drink and draw’ new art society initiative

The North Otago Art Society is sketching out a new monthly drink and draw event. The society held its first trial run, organised by vice-president...

Portraying the facets of loneliness

For Amy Jansen, exploring loneliness through performance has been a "hugely cathartic process". The opera singer is performing at the Waitaki Boys' High School Hall...

Shirley Valentine travels to Oamaru

Not all heroes wear capes - some wear aprons. Since her debut in the 1989 film of the same name, Shirley Valentine has been a...

Writing ‘just inside me, that’s all’

Shirley Gillies knows rhyming poetry is old-fashioned. "But what's in you is there, and you're stuck with it, " the Waianakarua poet said. Mrs Gillies, who...

Thrills, spills galore beckon

The Twin Lakes Marathon Boat Race is "heading towards being the biggest boat race in the South Island", one of the organisers, Brent Cowles,...

Pair’s show melancholic tender and funny

A wise man once said 'laughter is the music of life' - but for musician Fraser Ross, the two go hand in hand. At the...

Opening-day fundraising record for Bookarama

This year's Rotary Club of Oamaru Bookarama broke its opening-day record. Bookarama convener Ele Ludemann said more than $18,000 was raised through sales on Tuesday,...

Setting her sights high

Rhiannon Thomas wants to become New Zealand's first woman to launch a rocket into space. The 14-year-old Waitaki Girls' High School pupil has big dreams...
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