Why Waitaki?

For some, a trip away can be as spontaneous as hopping in the car and hitting the road, while others may need a bit more persuasion. Whether you’re a serendipitous sort or a research-driven roamer, Metropol puts together the answers to the question, “why Waitaki?”     IT’S BOLD: Moeraki Boulders Beach is a popular […]

Celebrating Oamaru’s colonial heyday

Oamaru is about to undergo its annual metamorphosis, stepping back in time to the Victorian era. From 13 to 17 November, the town will celebrate its colonial heyday, with old fashioned entertainment, historical information and people promenading in period costumes.       A variety of events have been tailored to the 2019 theme of […]

Dot Smith

Her home, her castle: Q&A with Dot Smith

As a child, she dreamed of living in her very own castle. Some fifty plus years later, after decades of hard toil, Dot Smith, Queen of Riverstone Castle in Oamaru, finally realised that dream.       When did you decide to fulfil your childhood dream of having your own castle? The day I turned […]