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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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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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Steampunk Exhibit Open in Oamaru

The 2012 Steampunk Exhibit is officially open in Oamaru! For several years now, an exhibit of Steampunk art from around the country (and the world) has taken Oamaru by storm, growing with each passing year and taking on a life … Continue reading

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Oamaru on Film!

A few weeks ago I tried to link to a video that was recently shot about the wonderful town of Oamaru, but it turns out the video was not yet available to the public. That has now been rectified, and … Continue reading

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More on Steampunk

This morning I was in the Historic Precinct chatting with a friend who mentioned that she had found an incredible blog that had talked about a visit to Oamaru during the recent Rugby World Cup. The blogger has a great … Continue reading

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