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The Night Sky in North Otago

  So many visitors to Oamaru and the surrounding area comment on how clear the night sky is here, and how there are so many more stars here than back home. I’m not sure that there really are any more … Continue reading

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Another New Oamaru Attraction Opens

It seems that the list of things to do in Oamaru is getting longer and longer by the minute! Today, just in time for the annual Oamaru Fire & Steam Festival that starts on Friday, 2 June, and the NZ … Continue reading

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Whitestone City Opens in Oamaru

After many many months of work, Oamaru’s newest visitor attraction, Whitestone City, has officially opened! Created jointly by Tourism Waitaki and the Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust, with funding supported by the New Zealand Ministry for Business, Innovation and Enterprise (MBIE), … Continue reading

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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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The Town Bike Opens for Business

Oamaru has in recent years become a centre for cyclists, many of whom have arrived in town after completing the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail. Oamaru is a hilly town, and biking here poses a certain challenge, but that challenge … 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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First Annual Great North Otago Potato Race

On 8 October the Waitaki Tourism Association held the first annual Great North Otago Potato Race, a fun family-friendly event that celebrates one of the area’s most iconic agricultural products, the humble potato. A total of four races were held, … Continue reading

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