Category Archives: wine

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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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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Cucina 1871 Opens in Oamaru

The owners of Cucina 1871 could not have hoped for a better location for their new restaurant. Located at the intersection of Oamaru’s Itchen, Thames and Tees Streets, anyone driving down Oamaru’s main street cannot help but see the building, … 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 Cookbook Collection on “Eat Your Books”

Do you like cookbooks? A lot of people do, and if you like cookbooks, and have a lot of them, then you may run across a little problem–how to remember what cookbook has what recipes, and which one has an … Continue reading

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New Kudos for Oamaru’s Pen-y-bryn Lodge

New Zealand’s tourism ratings agency, Qualmark, recently paid a visit to Oamaru’s Pen-y-bryn Lodge as part of its periodic inspection programme. Since opening under new owners James Glucksman and James Boussy in 2010, Pen-y-bryn has consistently been rated as a … Continue reading

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