Monthly Archives: August 2012

Oamaru on Film

As New Zealand’s best-preserved historic town, with an intact Victorian streetscape in its historic precinct, Oamaru frequently serves as a filming location for local and overseas production crews. In 2007, New Zealand insurance company AMI shot a very successful advertisement … Continue reading

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Oamaru Dawn Raid on 26 August

The North Otago Aero Club will be hosting the annual Oamaru Dawn Raid at the Oamaru Airfield on Sunday, 26 August 2012 from 6am. Air clubs from all around the South Island of New Zealand have been invited to participate, … Continue reading

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Antarctica Comes to Oamaru

Oamaru has long had a connection with Antarctica. Not only was Oamaru the port that the Terra Nova of the ill-fated Scott Expedition of 1910-1912 came to after returning from Antarctica, but there have been numerous other connections between Oamaru … Continue reading

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Oamaru Farmers’ Market One Year Anniversary

It’s hard to believe, but the one-year anniversary of the Oamaru Farmers’ Market is just around the corner! The market opened on 11 September 2011, drawing an unprecedented crowd of several thousands to the Oamaru Historic Precinct to sample the … Continue reading

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Oamaru Activities for 2012-2013 (Draft)

The Oamaru events office recently sent out the draft list of activities being scheduled for the area for the coming year, and what a list it is! This year we will be celebrating, among other things, the 150th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Spring is (almost) Here!

In recent days, there has been a noticeable change afoot in lovely Oamaru. The sounds of birds building nests are getting louder, rhubarb shoots have begun to emerge from the soil, and even a few daffodils have already bloomed. All … Continue reading

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A Gourmet Weekend in Oamaru

Oamaru has been in the press quite a lot lately here in New Zealand! A few weeks ago, a group of five friends (aka “The Whisky Wives”) came to Oamaru for a gourmet weekend that was featured in Christchurch’s Avenues magazine. You … Continue reading

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