Monthly Archives: January 2012

Oamaru is For Sour Cherries

The countryside around Oamaru is some of the best agricultural land in New Zealand, famous for the quality of the produce that comes from its farms, from potatoes to tomatoes to hazelnuts and the list just goes on and on. … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events in Oamaru

It’s the height of summer here in the Southern Hemisphere, so there is naturally a bevy of  events coming up, many of which are the kind of thing you’d only ever see in Oamaru. The first of these is coming … Continue reading

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More Gourmet Treats in Oamaru

Oamaru has enjoyed a gourmet reputation for a few years now, with Fleur’s Place and Riverstone Kitchen receiving accolades for their cuisine from far and wide. Oamaru’s Pen-y-bryn Lodge has also begun to receive notices for its innovative cuisine, and … Continue reading

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Supporting Oxfam

On 31 December 2011 an Australian by the name of Tom started a run around the world as part of a Guinness Book of World Records attempt in support of Oxfam Australia. The run, which will cover 29,000 km, will … Continue reading

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Lodges of NZ Summer “Pay 5, Stay 6” Offer

Three of the Otago lodge-members of the Lodges of New Zealand — Tiritiri Lodge in Wanaka, Remarkables Lodge in Queenstown, and Pen-y-bryn Lodge in Oamaru — are joining forces to make a special offer for the summer season. The offer … Continue reading

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Charming Moeraki

The charming fishing village of Moeraki was established on Boxing Day (26 December) 1836, and just recently celebrated its 175th anniversary. Located about 35km south of Oamaru, Moeraki is today a popular holiday destination for New Zealanders, who come to … Continue reading

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