Monthly Archives: November 2012

A Wealth of Activities Coming Up in Oamaru

With summer just around the corner, it’s that time of year when Oamaru’s social and activities calendar becomes very hectic indeed, with loads of events scheduled that highlight every aspect of the town’s life. Here’s a concise list of some … Continue reading

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New Greek Restaurant Opens in Oamaru

Oamaru has become known as a gourmet destination, what with it being home to two of the country’s most acclaimed restaurants (Fleur’s Place and Riverstone Kitchen), its best cheese maker (Whitestone Cheese), a gourmet luxury lodge (Pen-y-bryn) and the amazing … Continue reading

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Unhiding Oamaru

The Oamaru Mail, Oamaru’s daily paper, has for the past two days had letters to the editor from visitors who stumbled upon Oamaru and felt compelled to write to the paper about their experience. The first one (in its entirety) … Continue reading

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Pen-y-bryn Lodge’s Gingerbread House Unveiled!

For the past 15 years, James Glucksman and James Boussy have made a gingerbread house as part of their annual Christmas decorations. Inspired by a gingerbread house made by Martha Stewart, their first effort, in 1997, was based on the … Continue reading

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More Photos from Oasis Oamaru

Greg Waite, co-owner of Oasis Oamaru, shared the following photos with me, all taken by Margaret Munro, from the opening of the shop. I think they’re worth sharing!

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Steampunk Exhibit Open in Oamaru

The 2012 Steampunk Exhibit is officially open in Oamaru! For several years now, an exhibit of Steampunk art from around the country (and the world) has taken Oamaru by storm, growing with each passing year and taking on a life … Continue reading

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A New Oasis in Oamaru

The Victorian precinct of Oamaru is currently in the midst of a building boom of sorts, with numerous existing shops expanding, and several new ones moving in (and see our earlier post about the Criterion reopening under new management). Among … Continue reading

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