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How to have an eco-friendly adventure in the Waitaki

If you’re an eco-warrior with wanderlust, you’ll know planning greener adventures can take more time and effort—but it’s worth it. From the activities to the accommodation, it’s important for green thinking travellers to reduce the impact their holidays have on the planet. So, how on earth do you travel while

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The Waitaki Museum has reopened!

Just like the spark from a flint that turns into flame, each artefact at the reopened and newly refurbished Waitaki Museum is a precious touch point for the culturally significant stories the Waitaki District has to offer.   Acting Director Chloe Searle is very keen to see visitors back in

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Mariner Suites now open in Oamaru

The Waitaki District’s newest accommodation Mariner Suites is nestled in the perfect spot, with the striking Oamaru coastline on offer, and the stunning Victorian precinct a mere knucklebone’s throw away. The hotel’s doors opened on December 1st and straight away saw support from locals, with two Ōamaruvians enjoying a luxurious

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The 5 wonders of the Waitaki

Air NZ recently took to our crystal clear skies to find the 8th wonder of the world within Aotearoa. The Moeraki Boulders got a shout out so we thought we’d divulge a little more information on the many wonders of the Waitaki, just as Antipater of Sidon did in the

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Live from the Ōamaru Blue Penguin Colony

While the human kingdom froze their travel plans during lockdown, NZ’s iconic wildlife never stopped going with the flow. In fact, the Ōamaru Blue Penguin Colony has been given opportunities to spread its wings (well, flippers) further than ever before.   A live stream of the colony, as the world’s

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Celebrating 71 years of sweetness at the Rainbow Confectionery

Imagine a moment of therapy. Did your mind conjure up a New Yorker style cartoon of a patient lying on a couch and bespectacled therapist looking at the clock? Thought so.   And yet, closer to home, Rainbow Confectionery—a far cry from the psychoanalytic stereotype—has played an integral role in

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