Sally Rae

Observatory ready for reopening

Observatory ready for reopening

Stargazers are looking forward to the reopening of Oamaru's Stoke St observatory after a two-year closure.

District council confirms rate increase of 3.6%

District council confirms rate increase of 3.6%

The Waitaki District Council yesterday adopted its 2009-19 Waitaki Community Plan, confirming a 3.6% increase in its overall rates take for the next financial year.

Water supply given Aa grading

The Waitaki District Council is toasting its new Ministry of Health Aa grading for the Oamaru water supply - a far cry from seven years ago when it was rated Ee.

Oamaru man nabbed after 21 years

Oamaru man nabbed after 21 years

The long arm of the law has finally caught up with an Oamaru man on a 21-year-old arrest warrant.

Network Waitaki has net surplus

North Otago power lines company Network Waitaki has returned a net surplus after tax of $2.6 million for the financial year ending March 31.

Oamaru visit by new CEO

Otago Southland Employers Association's new chief executive John Scandrett will visit Oamaru tomorrow as part of a "connect-and-consult process".

Multicultural council wins

The Waitaki Multicultural Council won the supreme award at the TrustPower Oamaru community awards announced in Oamaru last night.

Raising the profile of poultry

Raising the profile of poultry

There were roosters everywhere at Hilderthorpe yesterday - and not a French rugby supporter in sight.

Age Concern staff to call on council tenants

Age Concern welfare officers will visit community housing tenants four times a year as part of a new Waitaki District Council move.

Memorial rededicated in safer spot

Memorial rededicated in safer spot

It was, as special guest Shirley Gillies said, a monumental occasion.