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What is Parkinson’s?

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurodegenerative condition. It is caused by insufficient quantities of dopamine – a chemical in the brain. Dopamine enables quick, well-coordinated movement. When dopamine levels fall, movements become slow and awkward. Parkinson’s has both motor and non-motor symptoms, and while it cannot be cured it can be treated. As Parkinson’s is a

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$600,000 for Waitaki Cultural Facility

$600,000 for Waitaki Cultural FacilityThe Otago Community Trust is pleased to announce that Trustees approved a $600,000 donation last week to support the Waitaki District Council with the development of the new Waitaki Cultural Facility. The multimillion-dollar project for the new cultural facility in Oamaru will see the amalgamation of the Forrester Gallery, North Otago

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International Language Week-Afternoon Tea

International Language Week-Afternoon Tea This year International Language week is celebrated from 14th to 18th of August in NZ. For the opening of International Language week on Sunday 13th of August from 2.30pm. Waitaki Multicultural Council invites you to celebrate culture and diversity.Come along to the Scottish Hall and learn to say “hello” in a few different

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Public want extra spending on district’s roads

Following a two-week consultation asking the public whether more money, less money or the same money should be spent on Waitaki’s roads, the majority of respondents believe more money should be spent to keep up with the increasing demand being placed on the district’s roading network. Roading Manager Michael Voss says almost 70 people expressed

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