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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...

Diabetes support group welcomes all

Managing type 2 and pre-diabetes can be a lot of work. But Barbara Richardson hopes her new support group will make things a little easier. It...

‘Films that make people fizz’ promised

A big idea for an even bigger bike. The town of Taupo is not just home to a large lake, it also has a giant...

All walks of life relishing art sessions

A pair of art angels are spreading their wings to fuel the creative souls of Waitaki residents. The Artsenta pilot project began in February to...

Art form offers youths new lens on the world

Oamaru youth are taking a shot at photography. The Forrester Gallery's new exhibition Through the Lensdisplays the imagination of a group of budding young photographers...

Ramadan about kindness, spirit

Ramadan is about a lot more than just fasting. Oamaru Islamic Centre president Ahmed Elsaka said it was a time of empathy and generosity, and...

Portrait exhibition aimed at the young

The Forrester Gallery is offering audiences the opportunity to look at art from a new perspective, figuratively and literally. From sculptures and paintings to printmaking...

Public urged to show bright colours in walk for hospice

A rainbow of colour will be sprinkled along some of Oamaru's walkways tomorrow. Snap Fitness Oamaru is hosting Walk for Hospice - a 6km walk...

Hall of Memories concert back

The sweet melodies of Waltzing Matilda and In Flanders Fields will ring through the Waitaki Boys' High School Hall of Memories on Sunday. The Hall...
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