Monthly Archives: February 2012

Oamaru on Top 25 Destinations for 2012 List

Cuisine Magazine, one of the world’s great cooking magazines, published a list compiled by Amanda Hyde of the hippest travel destinations for 2012. Dartmoor, England, made the top spot on the list, with places in Fiji, Cambodia and Sri Lanka … Continue reading

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Oamaru Cooks Argentinian!

At the Oamaru Wine & Food Festival on 19 February four chefs came to give cooking demonstrations to the crowds of foodies who flock to this popular annual event. We shared Stephen LeCorre’s recipe for salmon last week, and this … Continue reading

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Oamaru Wheelman Returns!

After an epic journey on a 54-inch penny farthing bicycle that took 52 days and covered more than 2000 km, David Wilson made a triumphant return to his hometown of Oamaru today, appearing at the Oamaru Farmers’ Market at 11am … Continue reading

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Oamaru Cooks — Seared Salmon Cakes

The 14th Annual Oamaru Wine & Food Festival took place this past Sunday at the Oamaru Public Gardens. One of the highlights of the event is the opportunity to watch some of the area’s leading chefs demonstrate some of their … Continue reading

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Oamaru and the British Antarctic (Terra Nova) Expedition

Oamaru’s harbour may not seem very big or important today, but 100 years ago it was a bustling port, with ships coming and going regularly, taking New Zealand lamb, wool and gold to Britain and bringing manufactured goods back. But … Continue reading

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Oamaru Video

This wonderful video by the people at PassitOn shows a good sampling of the sights, sounds, and personalities of Oamaru and the surrounding area. You’ll see the Moeraki boulders, Yellow-Eyed and Blue penguins, Annie’s Victorian Tea Rooms, Michael O’Brien’s bookbindery, … Continue reading

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Oamaru’s Star & Garter Restaurant

Oamaru is the proud home of the Star & Garter restaurant, one of New Zealand’s oldest restaurants, serving continuously for 100 years! Unlike many other restaurants in the area, the Star & Garter is open seven days a week, from … Continue reading

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