Monthly Archives: October 2012

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Coming to Oamaru!

One of the world’s leading operatic performers, the New Zealand-born Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, is known to music lovers around the world as much for her beautiful soprano voice as for the work she does to help young singers develop … Continue reading

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Victorian Heritage Week Programme Now Available

Oamaru’s annual Victorian Heritage Celebration is just over a month away, taking place this year from 14 to 18 November. This is one of the town’s biggest events, bringing people from all over New Zealand and from overseas to experience … Continue reading

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Exquisite Blooms

Just south of Oamaru in the hamlet of Waianakarua (pronounced “why-knack” in the local vernacular) is a small farm with a somewhat unusual crop. Exquisite Blooms is home to a peony farm that produces huge numbers of beautiful peonies for … Continue reading

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Riverstone Kitchen Making More Waves

Oamaru is very fortunate to be home to Riverstone Kitchen, a multiple-award winning restaurant just north of town that serves beautiful food made with the amazing produce that North Otago is famous for (they also use quite a lot of … Continue reading

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Scheduled Flights May Return to Oamaru

Scheduled flights may be returning to Oamaru after a three-year absence if plans announced today by Dunedin’s Mainland Air come to fruition. Under the current plan, flights would commence on Friday, 19 October, between Oamaru and Christchurch International Airport, with … Continue reading

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Lonely Planet Devotes Nine Pages to Oamaru & Waitaki District

The new Lonely Planet guide to New Zealand has recently been released, and it includes extensive updates and revisions that bring the book up to date for today’s visitors. This 16th edition of this travellers’ bible includes several things of … Continue reading

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September Penguin Numbers

With the arrival of spring in the southern hemisphere, Oamaru’s blue penguins have one thought on their mind–breeding the next generation. As the days get longer and warmer, the penguins get to work building up their nests at the Oamaru … Continue reading

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