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.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The lights are shining from the historic Craig Fountain in the Oamaru Public Gardens.

After years of disuse, and debate, the 105-year-old Italian marble fountain was reinstated late last year, and last week the finishing touch was added.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Waimate's iconic grain silos are about to become more outstanding with the addition of four new giant murals.

A local artist is adorning the large cylinders with images of significant regional events.

Friday, March 9, 2018

A group of six and seven year olds in Oamaru had the chance to compete in a triathlon last week.

Monday, February 26, 2018

In Weston, just outside of Oamaru, is a beautifully restored motorbike that is almost 90 years old.
However the machine needed a lot of rebuilding to get it into its present state.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Oamaru is hosting New Zealand's clay target shooting championships this year.
The event has attracted competitors from across New Zealand as well as overseas.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Just north of Oamaru an innocent-looking corn field has been turned into a horror maze designed to frighten people of all ages - and all in the name of charity.

Net proceeds got to South Canterbury Plunket.

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Friday, February 2, 2018

A 20-year-old has been lucky to escape injury after being swept off the Oamaru breakwater by a wave and into the ocean.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Volunteers in Oamaru are learning all about gardening and permaculture in an area next door to the town's public gardens.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

South Canterbury residents flocked to Waimate on Saturday for the annual Waimate Strawberry Fare.

Monday, November 20, 2017

More than 5000 people turned out over the weekend to enjoy Oamaru's Victorian Fete.

One of the highlights was the annual World Stone Sawing championship.

Monday, November 20, 2017

The sport of basketball is growing in Waitaki region thanks to the influx of basketball fans from the Philipines.