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  • Five Forks finally comes to fruition

    In a world where many things are being cancelled, Five Forks School is thrilled to be able to finally move forward....

  • From the birth of Britpop to carving out a life at the bottom of the world

    He was in the room when a young Noel Gallagher played an acoustic Wonderwall publicly for the first time, and has shared an office with Ricky Gervais. Classic Rock magazine online editor Fraser Lewry talks to AshleySmyth about what got him there, and what has now brought him here....

  • Living the good life: from cattle to chooks and the addition of a child

    It’s been a roller-coaster ride for South Canterbury farmers Kelly and Morgan Campbell since their cattle were the first in New Zealand to be depopulated due to Mycoplasma bovis. But they have come out the other side with a new business venture. Sally Rae reports....

  • Recognition for those who have made difference for community

    After Covid-19 abruptly upended our lives last year, 2021 began with lots of promise and hope. Then came Delta, and with it another year of monumental events. But in the Waitaki district, resilience was everywhere — and lots of great people still did lots of great things. They served, they...

  • Beloved man of many talents, dedicated to paralympic sport

    David Ernest Albert Hill (Dave) MNZM, 30.11.51—14.4.22, was born in Oamaru, the youngest child of four children and only son of Vera and Albert Hill....

  • No lack of opportunities in South

    East Otago born and bred Rowena Davenport thrives on a challenge. The new chief executive of law firm Gallaway Cook Allan talks to Sally Rae about stepping outside her comfort zone....

  • Recognition for those who have made difference for community

    After Covid-19 abruptly upended our lives last year, 2021 began with lots of promise and hope. Then came Delta, and with it another year of monumental events. But in the Waitaki district, resilience was everywhere — and lots of great people still did lots of great things. They served, they...

  • Showing people the respect you want to be shown key for intergenerational firm

    North Otago father-and-daughter John Schultz and Kylie Stenton were acknowledged recently at the New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers’ Association’s awards function. Sally Rae finds out more about their genuinely family business....

  • Observatory Village huge development over a relatively short period of time

    On August 8, 2017, Oamaru’s Observatory Village Lifecare opened the doors to its first residents. Five years on, Charitable Trust chairman Peter Robinson talks to Ashley Smyth about the success of the facility, the challenges faced along the way, and plans for the future....

  • Forrester Heights’ ‘intrinsic value’ stressed

    It was heartbreaking to read the responses from Alex Parmley and Gary Kircher in last week’s Oamaru Mail regarding Forrester Heights. The area forms the backdrop to our unique harbour and lies in front of the lookout where there is the best view of the stunning waterfront. What is tragic is that...

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