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Oamaru Recognised as Steampunk Capital

During this past autumn’s annual Steampunk Festival (to take place again in 2017 during 1-5 June) the celebrants decided to try for a Guinness World Record–most Steampunks gathered in a single place. The attempt was very popular, with many dozens … Continue reading

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Oamaru Christmas Parade 2013

The annual extravaganza that is the Oamaru Christmas Parade took place this morning in front of an enormous crowd that lined the streets of the town, and under bright blue skies and (relatively) warm sun. Having now attended four of … Continue reading

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Waitaki Mayor Kicks Off Oamaru 150th Anniversary Celebrations

Today’s stunning weather in Oamaru saw something a bit unusual at the Oamaru Farmers’ Market. While people wandered the stalls, selecting the items that would go into their shopping bags, the unmistakable sounds of a Scottish pipe band became audible. … Continue reading

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Oamaru Activities for 2012-2013 (Draft)

The Oamaru events office recently sent out the draft list of activities being scheduled for the area for the coming year, and what a list it is! This year we will be celebrating, among other things, the 150th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Oamaru is HOT!

Last night Oamaru hosted the first annual “Oamaru on Fire” festival, which also served as the kick-off for the traditional Queen’s Birthday weekend Steampunk Festival. Oamaru on Fire took over Harbour Street in the historic precinct, with three stages providing … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events in Oamaru

It’s the height of summer here in the Southern Hemisphere, so there is naturally a bevy of  events coming up, many of which are the kind of thing you’d only ever see in Oamaru. The first of these is coming … Continue reading

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