Tag Archive: Oamaru

Apr 25


We’ve recently had the chance to stay in Oamaru on two separate occasions, both times staying at a very friendly, reasonably priced motel called the “Heritage Court” (with free DVD rentals and free wireless broadband!), both times enjoying a lovely chinese meal from “Jumbo’s” (and no I didn’t get any commission to mention these, they …

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Apr 20

What a Hard Worker!


Linda bought a block of Oamaru stone when visiting Oamaru, to carve something for Matthew.  Having never carved to this extent before, Linda started work on an Angel.  The first thought had been to do a NZ flower but the Angel option won. The weather was on Linda’s side for a few days, and work …

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Mar 25

The Highest Mountain in NZ

Last weekend we went on another mini holiday, our last with Linda & Nigel for this year (unless they are planning a surprise return!).  We headed towards Mount Cook, the highest mountain in NZ at 3754 meters / 12,349 ft above sea level. We travelled towards the area via Alexandra and Cromwell.  Spectacular scenery as …

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Mar 04

Now I understand why not many people live on the West coast!!

Saturday morning Matthew, Eira and myself set off towards Wanaka to join Linda and Nigel for a long weekend’s holiday.  I made it to Wanaka in under 2.5 hours the roads were great and didn’t get stuck behind too many campervans… After eating lunch (of course!) we had a look at some classic cars (the …

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