Category Archives: heritage

New Book on Oamaru and the Waitaki Released

A new photo book on Oamaru and the Waitaki District has just been released. Continue reading

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So Much is New in Oamaru!

It has been ages since my last post–for which I can only offer humble apologies!–but there has been a lot going on in what has been, for us at least, the busiest tourist season in years. So, what’s new? Let’s … Continue reading

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Oamaru’s Pen-y-bryn Lodge on TV

The popular hour-long Kiwi Living programme, hosted by Miriama Kamo, featured Oamaru’s luxury lodge, Pen-y-bryn, on last night’s episode. The show airs on TV One each Tuesday at 7:30pm, and showcases people, places and foods from around New Zealand. In the segment … Continue reading

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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 as Seen by NZ Experts

I was recently looking at my Facebook page and saw a post from Ahipara Luxury Travel‘s Russian site about “An Incredible Journey into the Past” with an image of the famous Oamaru District Council building as the main image. Intrigued, … Continue reading

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Oamaru is NZ’s Coolest!

We have long thought that Oamaru was just on the cusp of being discovered, and it seems that we were right–just a few years after moving here and setting up our lodge, we now find that not only has Air … Continue reading

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