Monthly Archives: December 2012

Oamaru’s Rainbow Confectionery

As you drive into Oamaru from the north, you can hardly miss the sight of a large factory with a rainbow-coloured sign and large images of candies festooned on the façade. This would be the Rainbow Confectionery, a venerable Oamaru … Continue reading

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A Week of Activities to Celebrate Oamaru’s 150th Birthday

Today, 19 December 2012, marks the 150th anniversary since an ordinance was issued authorising the establishment of the Oamaru Town Board, and thus marks our town’s 150th birthday! As befits such a momentous occasion, there are a number of activities … Continue reading

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Adventure Tours in Oamaru

For many visitors, New Zealand is a mecca for adventure tourism, with people flocking to places like Queenstown to experience bungy jumping in its ancestral home (AJ Hackett started flinging people off the Kawarau Bridge in 1988, so this coming … Continue reading

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Traditional Craftsman in Oamaru

Oamaru has the distinction of attracting a good number of artisans to set up shop in the town and surrounds, where the appreciation of heritage and craftsmanship suit them well, and where they can find both fellow craftsmen and customers … Continue reading

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Waitaki Mayor Kicks Off Oamaru 150th Anniversary Celebrations

Today’s stunning weather in Oamaru saw something a bit unusual at the Oamaru Farmers’ Market. While people wandered the stalls, selecting the items that would go into their shopping bags, the unmistakable sounds of a Scottish pipe band became audible. … Continue reading

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North Otago Rose Show in Oamaru

Oamaru has some of New Zealand’s finest gardens, both public and private. The Oamaru Public Gardens are regarded as one of the finest in the country, if not the southern hemisphere, with its beautifully manicured lawns, flowers from around New … Continue reading

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Santa Comes to Oamaru

The annual Santa Parade was held in Oamaru this past Saturday (1 December) to kick off the holiday season in festive style. This parade has long been a highlight of the beginning of summer in this part of New Zealand, … Continue reading

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