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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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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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Oamaru Wows TVNZ

The TVNZ nightly news programme Seven Sharp awarded Oamaru the distinction of being New Zealand’s sharpest town last month, and in recognition of that honour today they broadcast from Oamaru’s historic precinct. The show ended up being a great summary of … 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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Wings Over the Waitaki

The scenery of Oamaru and the Waitaki District is beautiful at ground level, there is no question. Visitors to the area are always stunned by the sheer beauty of our little corner of New Zealand, but if you want to … Continue reading

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