Monthly Archives: February 2013

Oamaru’s Traditional Wooden Trugs

Oamaru is home to a number of artisans producing beautiful pieces of art that are both stunning to look at and remarkably useful. A prime example of this is Bill Blair of Coppice Crafts, who works out of one of … Continue reading

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Oamaru Hosts Second Annual “Oamerican” Car Show

While the mood of the Terra Nova commemorations was a bit sombre, remembering the loss of life connected with the exploration of Antarctica, a much more light-hearted celebration was taking place in other parts of town. The second annual “Oamerican … Continue reading

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Waitaki’s Alps2Ocean Bike Trail is Open!!

After many months of tireless work to prepare the route, the Alps2Ocean Bike Trail officially opens today! The trail, which wends its way 312km from Mt Cook/Aorangi to the Oamaru Harbour, passes through some of New Zealand’s most majestic terrain, … Continue reading

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Oamaru Commemorates Terra Nova Antarctic Expedition

In the very wee hours of 10 February 1913, two men rowed into Oamaru Harbour from a large sailing vessel, woke the telegraph operator and had him send a coded message to London. They then locked him in the office … Continue reading

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Steampunk Victorian Picnic in Oamaru

As the undisputed Steampunk and Victorian capital of New Zealand, Oamaru is without doubt the perfect place to host a Victorian Steam Powered Picnic (and Tree Octopus Hunt). This first-of-its-kind event will take place on 17 February between 11am and … Continue reading

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