Monthly Archives: October 2013

Haunted Oamaru

It’s Halloween in Oamaru and the ghosts are out! While the storied streets and buildings of Oamaru are peaceful and calm most days and nights, on this night the town’s many spirits come alive and make their presence felt once … Continue reading

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#gigatownoam

A few years ago, the town of Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the US was known for being included in the famous “Chattanooga Choo Choo” song and for having the worst pollution in the United States. It was not a town that … Continue reading

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New Shop Opens in Oamaru’s Historic Precinct

Oamaru’s Historic Precinct is full of beautiful old buildings that once housed woolstores, banks, customs houses and other offices, but today are instead the home to artists, craftspeople, eateries, etc. One of the buildings in the area has until recently … Continue reading

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Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Cooking Competition in Timaru

The town of Timaru is one hour north of Oamaru, and is home to the Aoraki Polytech, a school that teaches a range of courses including a full spectrum of cooking and hospitality courses for would-be chefs, restaurateurs and hoteliers. … Continue reading

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Oamaru’s New Friendly Bay Playground Officially Opened

After months and months of work, and after seeing things slowly take shape, the Oamaru Friendly Bay Playground was officially opened today. Lots of people in town refer to this playground as the “Steampunk” playground, but there’s not really much … Continue reading

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Oamaru’s Time Traveller’s Experience is Open!

For the last several weeks, there has been a hive of activity upstairs in the Woolstore Gallery on Tyne Street in Oamaru’s Historic Precinct. The results of all this work are now on view for all to see, and it’s … Continue reading

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Beer Brewing Again in Oamaru

In 1905, after a raucous heyday that saw Oamaru serve as the home to the largest number of brothels and taverns in the Southern Hemisphere, the local council voted in prohibition in an attempt to curb the town’s bawdy reputation. … Continue reading

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