Category Archives: garden

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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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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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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Happy New Year from Oamaru!

As one of the first inhabited parts of the world to greet the new year, the residents of Oamaru would like to be among the first to wish you a very happy 2013–may it bring you what you wish for, … 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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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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Exquisite Blooms

Just south of Oamaru in the hamlet of Waianakarua (pronounced “why-knack” in the local vernacular) is a small farm with a somewhat unusual crop. Exquisite Blooms is home to a peony farm that produces huge numbers of beautiful peonies for … Continue reading

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