Monday, June 11, 2018

A year on from launching a nationwide personal development programme in Oamaru, entertainer Stan Walker has been back in town to check on progress.

Walker's an ambassador for the Good 2 Great initiative, which aims to help young people to connect, reflect and ultimately create change in their communities.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Steampunk took over Oamaru during Queen's Birthday Weekend, as enthusiasts celebrated the genre with a parade and vaudeville show.

The festival is inspired by science fiction and science fantasy literature, and attracts visitors from around the world.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

One of the first farms to test positive for Mycoplasma bovis has been visited by the Prime Minister.

Jacinda Ardern's given assurances the Government will help farmers affected by the disease and it appears the message is being well received.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Oamaru's observatory is scanning the night skies again after five years of being out of use.

The Stoke Street observatory dates back to 1986 and has had trouble in recent years getting enough members to keep it going.


Thursday, May 24, 2018

The artist behind the murals on Waimate's twin grain silos has finally finished his artwork.

The project began in March and depicts notable people from the Waimate area.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Last weekend the annual Oamaru Performing Arts Society festival was held in the towns opera house.


Friday, May 18, 2018

This weekend's Royal wedding is also enthusiastically followed at a care home for the elderly in Oamaru.

The Iona Enliven Care Home has set up a temporary collection of wedding dresses as part of their celebration of the wedding.


Thursday, May 10, 2018

A group of rugby playing schoolgirls from Oamaru and Weston got the chance to meet Black Fern Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali earlier this week.

The world champion team member's visit was part of a tour to motivate the young women of New Zealand.


Friday, May 4, 2018

One of Oamaru's historic restaurants has acquired a new owner who plans to re-open.


Friday, April 27, 2018

Following an incident on Anzac Day, fire crews discovered that, while smoke alarms had been installed, their long-life batteries had not been activated.


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Anzac Day commemorations have been held across the world over the past 24 hours, from Oamaru to London.

In the southern region Allied Press staff from Alexandra and Balclutha to Oamaru, Hawea and Dunedin recorded services.


Thursday, April 19, 2018

In a bid to return salmon to their sacred river members of a First Nation tribe visited the Hakataramea hatchery where the Chinook salmon were first introduced to New Zealand rivers.

Winnemem Wintu hereditary chief and spiritual leader Caleen Sisk was in South Canterbury to learn the history of the Mchenrys Road hatchery where American Salmon were released in the McCloud River in 1901.


Monday, April 16, 2018

A unique collection 6000 rare books has been bequeathed to Oamaru by a United States book collector.

The collection includes books on Antarctic exploration as well as rare mountaineering journals.


Thursday, April 5, 2018

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrived in Oamaru today as part of a South Island tour.
Her visit was to open a new science block at Waitaki Boy's High School.


Thursday, March 29, 2018

The 1883 Thames St courthouse in Oamaru has been under wraps since the beginning of March when the Waitaki District Council's $900,000 earthquake strengthening work programme began.

The work will allow court services to return to the landmark building in the town's main street.