Andrew Ashton

No Aoraki lay-offs planned in Otago

No Aoraki lay-offs planned in Otago

Aoraki Polytechnic is not expecting to lay off any Otago-based staff, even though it will scrap two roles at each of its Oamaru and Dunedin campuses.

Whitestone reviews sales

Whitestone reviews sales

Oamaru cheese-maker Whitestone Cheese may withdraw from the Australian market, despite escaping the effects of a supermarket boycott on New Zealand-made products.

Land sale process pleases Meridian

Land sale process pleases Meridian

Energy company Meridian yesterday confirmed it was in the final stages of selling almost 900ha of farmland originally earmarked for use in the controversial Project Aqua hydroelectricity scheme in Waitaki, netting the company tens of millions of dollars.

Two spots on community board filled

Two spots on community board filled

The Ahuriri Community Board now has a full complement, after a by-election yesterday elected two new members to the five-member board.

Racecourse plans to be decided

About five months after stands at the Waimate racecourse were wrecked by gale-force winds, plans under way to raise them from the ruins.

Residents flying flag for no change

Residents flying flag for no change

Oamaru residents in favour of New Zealand retaining its existing national flag turned out last Friday to explain why they wanted to keep it - but were still open to talking about the alternatives.

Digital switch affects 45 South viewer numbers

A television channel broadcasting from Oamaru says confusion over what last year's national switch to digital TV would mean for the town resulted in a ''dramatic'' fall-off in viewers.

Caravan gas alert

Caravan users are being warned to check caravan gas appliances, after a fire reduced a caravan at a Lake Aviemore campsite to a ''pile of ash'' yesterday.

White supremacists to attend flag change meeting

White supremacists to attend flag change meeting

An informal discussion aimed at allowing Oamaru and Waitaki residents a chance to discuss the possibility of changing the New Zealand flag will still go ahead, even though a Christchurch-based white supremacist group says it will be attending.

Ahuriri has voice

Ahuriri has voice

After a three-month silence, residents in the Ahuriri area of Waitaki finally have a voice in local government.