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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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A New Way to Experience Oamaru!

As a coastal community, Oamaru has amazing views of the beautiful Pacific Ocean from many corners of the town, and the sight of the ever-changing colours of the water is something that many visitors remember long after their visit has … Continue reading

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Oamaru’s Luxury Lodge Unveils Expanded Guest Rooms

Discerning travellers to Oamaru and the Waitaki Valley already know that the place to stay is Pen-y-bryn Lodge, a Category-One historic mansion that is one of a mere handful of Qualmark-rated luxury lodges in New Zealand. But over the past … 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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April Penguin Numbers

As the chart above shows, April has seen a dramatic increase in the penguin arrivals at the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony. This is normal in April, since by now the moult is over, so the penguins are able to return … Continue reading

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Oamaru Blue Penguin Report for February 2012

Rather than publish a daily update on the numbers of blue penguins arriving at the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony each evening, I will instead try to publish a monthly update, giving a general picture of the penguins’ activity. As always, … Continue reading

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Oamaru Video

This wonderful video by the people at PassitOn shows a good sampling of the sights, sounds, and personalities of Oamaru and the surrounding area. You’ll see the Moeraki boulders, Yellow-Eyed and Blue penguins, Annie’s Victorian Tea Rooms, Michael O’Brien’s bookbindery, … Continue reading

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