Andrew Ashton

Council in cash surplus

Council in cash surplus

Over half a million dollars more than expected could be invested back in the Waitaki district, a new report says.

Council keeps going with cellphones

It was a case of local government by cellphone for most of Waitaki yesterday, after a Telecom fault left the Waitaki District Council's Oamaru headquarters without telephone lines.

Special stadium charge

Waimate district rates could rise by just under 4.3% but residents could also have to pay a hefty special charge on top of that to fund the redevelopment of the town's sports stadium.

Council keeps going with cellphones

It was a case of local government by cellphone for most of Waitaki yesterday, after a Telecom fault left the Waitaki District Council's Oamaru headquarters without telephone lines.

Meating the market 100 years

Meating the market 100 years

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 present employees.

Firmly on the map

Firmly on the map

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? Where's that?''

Waimate woman may be third victim

Waimate woman may be third victim

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.

Polytech confident on numbers

Polytech confident on numbers

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.

Progress at dairy plant

Progress at dairy plant

Construction of a milk plant that will bring 70 new jobs to Glenavy is ''stepping up another gear'', Oceania Dairy says.

Councils aghast changes could cost billions

Councils aghast changes could cost billions

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.