A week of celebrations to mark the 100-year-old link between
the people of Oamaru and the Pukeuri meat processing plant
began on Friday with a centennial reunion for past and
The Waitaki district is now firmly on the tourism map. Oamaru
reporter Andrew Ashton asks Tourism Waitaki marketing manager
Megan Howell why her staff no longer get asked ''Waitaki?
A Waimate woman is thought to be one of three women allegedly
seduced and then swindled out of money and possessions by an
online dating fraudster.
Aoraki Polytechnic is confident it can hit this year's target
rate for students enrolled to study at its Oamaru campus, as
it aims to bounce back from a $2 million loss last year.
Construction of a milk plant that will bring 70 new jobs to
Glenavy is ''stepping up another gear'', Oceania Dairy says.
South Island councils are expected to offer a ''united
front'' in opposing new Government building regulations that
could cost councils billions of dollars to implement.
A $45 million project to refurbish the Waitaki Dam and
powerhouse is on schedule and below budget - despite a slight
delay caused by one of nature's own construction projects.
Early indications are pointing to a possible rate rise of
2.6% in Waitaki next year to help pay for a $2.9 million
upgrade of the district's crumbling rural roads.
Cyclists taking on the 315km Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail will
soon be able to complete the trail by either air or water,
after consent was granted for a hovercraft to operate on the
Patient costs for Oamaru residents needing CT scans could be
reduced if the Southern District Health Board passes on more
work to regional hospitals, a report from the Waitaki
District Health Services (WDHS) says.
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