Monthly Archives: November 2011

Sustainable Skills Courselist

Further to my earlier post, here is a PDF of the list of courses being offered in the Oamaru Sustainable Skills Summer School in January 2012: Sustainable Skills Courses

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Oamaru’s Gardens

The climate of Oamaru and of North Otago in general is quite mild, despite its location south of the 45th parallel. With the South Pacific Ocean moderating the coastal temperatures, and the Southern Alps and Kakanui ranges providing protection from … Continue reading

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Oamaru is for Potatoes

If you were to ask a New Zealander to say the first thing that comes to my mind when you say “Jersey Benne potatoes” they will almost surely say “Oamaru”. Oamaru Jersey Bennes are the quintessence of the new potato … Continue reading

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Oamaru Building Wins Awards

The town of Oamaru is distinguished by its large contingent of historic buildings, built in the heady days of the Otago gold rush (in the 1860s to 1890s). Fortunately, since these buildings were built of the local limeston (aka “Oamaru … Continue reading

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Oamaru Events Listing

As a continuing public service, here is the latest events listing for beautiful Oamaru! 24th November onwards Events Guide

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Alps2Ocean

New Zealand is a wonderful country to bicycle in. There are trails in several parts of the country that take you through some amazing countryside, and there are plans to build more such trails along abandoned railway lines, along old … Continue reading

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Victorian Fete

Since Oamaru is NZ’s “Victorian Town” it is only fitting that it should hold an annual festival celebrating its Victorian heritage. This festival takes place every November and culminates with a gala fete that takes over the entire historic precinct … Continue reading

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