"Town fears wrecker's ball" N.Z. Herald (7th march 2013) - Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust Chair Phil Hope quoted.
“Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations will go off with a bang” The Otago Daily Times (Online Article)
"Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations will go off with a bang" Otago Daily Times reports on an interview with Oamaru's Victorian Heritage Celebrations Committee chairman Peter Amyes.
“Big tick for quake work on building” Oamaru Mail (Online Article)
"Big tick for quake work on building" Oamaru Mail reporting on Rabobank earthquake strengthening.
“Wizard battles for his city” Oamaru Mail (Online Article)
"Wizard battles for his city" Oamaru Mail interviews The Wizard with Christchurch (...a "spiritual disaster"...) and Oamaru ("I do just love Oamaru,") discussed.
” ‘Bring back Oamaru’s Victorian branding’ ” Oamaru Herald (Online Article)
'Bring back Oamaru's Victorian branding' Oamaru Mail interviews David Wilson and quotes response from Tourism Waitaki.
“Plea to support Heritage event” Oamaru Mail (Online Article)
"Plea to support Heritage event" Oamaru Herald reports on the future of the Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations. Event Chair Peter Amyes quoted in article that "...Waitaki District Council cutting its funding support in half and ceasing contributions altogether in 2014, the organisation faced losing volunteers for the committee and for individual activities."
(Minister Williamson) “Promise made on buildings” Otago Daily Times (Online Article)
''Without doubt, there is nothing like this anywhere else, and I think I can give you a watertight guarantee, whatever the policy we end up with, it is not going to see the destruction of this sort of stuff,'' Williamson quoted in Otago Daily Times article in reference to Oamaru's unique heritage buildings.
'Promise made on buildings" Otago Daily Times report on Williamson visit to Oamaru (and Palmerston and Waimate).
There’s something about Oamaru…The North Otago Club
The restoration of this Oamaru building on the corner of Itchen St and Tees St has been awarded a New Zealand Institute of Architects Local Architecture Award (Southern) Citation.
We could comment on:
...Peter Garvan the Club President and Waitaki Councillor who has led by example...
...Ian Butcher the Architect, whose “well reasoned approach” to the restoration was awarded the citation... and who emailed us that you should also visit the Fitting Shop at the Dunedin Gasworks Museum...
...the second NZIA Local Architecture Award Citation awarded for the Colour scheme...
We respectfully ask that when you are in Oamaru:
STOP AT THE NORTH OTAGO CLUB, LOOK, RELISH
and enjoy the building by having tea at Annie's Victorian Tea Rooms (they are on the ground floor)...and REMEMBER...
The words of the NZIA Local Architecture Award (Southern) Citation that read: (more…)
Update: “End of era for Victorian Tearooms” Otago Daily Times (Online Article)
"End of era for Victorian Tearooms" Otago Daily Times reports on the closing of Annie's Victorian Tea Rooms.
"Tea time over for period business" Otago Daily Times reports.
There’s Something About Oamaru … Oamaru Cycle Works
Great idea, enthusiastic service and a memorable heritage experience for the kids.
Oamaru Cycle Works- Time to get on one of their bikes!
The sign says "Penny Farthing Rides" and our picture says it all.
The service was great and came all dressed up in period costume. (more…)