Meridian Energy says there is no definite plan in place to
develop a hydro-electric project on Lake Pukaki.
Former Waitaki mayor Alan McLay, who flew out yesterday for
earthquake-stricken Haiti, feels like he is heading off on an
North Otago SPCA is seeking support from the community to
enable it to move into much-needed new premises.
Professional willow basket-maker Mike Lilian has been busy
weaving willow at the Waitaki Community Gardens this week.
The Waimate District Council has reviewed its credit-card
Jo Walshe loves her chooks.
In fact, the secondary school teacher likes nothing better
than coming home from work and feeding her feathered friends.
Waimate war hero Eric Batchelor - aptly described as "an
ordinary extraordinary person" - was farewelled yesterday
with military pomp and ceremony.
It's the simple things in life that now count for Hampden man
John Shaw - like smelling the roses and walking on the beach.
Newly appointed Network Waitaki director Danny Hailes will
resign from the position in December, before taking up a new
job in Invercargill.
Waimate Mayor John Coles is seeking his third term.
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