Category Archives: drink

Explore Waitaki App Released!

Oamaru is located in the Waitaki District, an enormous region that stretches from the southern boundary of Canterbury (home to Christchurch and Kaikoura) to the northern boundary of Dunedin, and from the Pacific Coast deep into the Southern Alps. With such … Continue reading

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A Hip New Eatery Opens in Oamaru

For a small town with a population of just 13,000 or so people, Oamaru has a large number of cafés, each offering a range of tasty treats to satisfy the appetites of their customers, and each serving the excellent coffee that … Continue reading

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Oamaru Book Published

Last year, New Zealand writer Paul Sorrell and photographer Graham Warman came for a visit to Oamaru to research a book they wanted to put together about our town and the colourful and people and beautiful buildings to be found here. During … Continue reading

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Craftwork Brewery, Oamaru

In 1905, Oamaru went dry, leading to the closure of all the town’s breweries, of which there were quite a few at the time. It was 108 years before a brewery would reopen in the town, when in late 2013 … Continue reading

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Oamaru–Give it More than One Night!

One of the things that people in Oamaru hear more than anything else from visitors is something along the lines of “Wow! If only we had known about all the things to do here, we’d have planned to stay longer.” … Continue reading

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Catching Up

It’s hard to believe that the entire month of January has passed without a post on this blog. Apologies!! It’s not at all because there’s nothing to report, but rather to do with just how much has been going on … Continue reading

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A Victorious Fête!

Last week saw Oamaru’s iconic annual Victorian Heritage Festival, and by all accounts this one was a tremendous success! The weather gods smiled on us for the most part, so the outdoor activities took place without a hitch, including the … Continue reading

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