Kurow and Duntroon farmers will have to pay more for
irrigation water from one of the Waitaki district's oldest
irrigation schemes, and irrigators warn costs on other
schemes in the district would also rise in the future.
After 120 ''fiercely, but fairly'' contested games of
football, rugby, hockey, basketball and netball, it proved
impossible to separate Oamaru's and Timaru's top teams in the
inaugural Southern Catholic Colleges Tournament on Monday.
A census pilot scheme in Oamaru, which aimed to find ways of
reducing the estimated $90 million cost to the Government of
running the national census, will be used to plan the census
in 2018, Statistics Minister Maurice Williamson says.
A community support group in Oamaru says people moving to the
town are having serious difficulties in getting doctors to
assess health problems, because most of the town's medical
practices are not taking on new patients.
Hotels in Oamaru and the surrounding area are set to benefit
from a big influx of guests on Sunday, when more than 500
people are expected to attend a new sports tournament hosted
by St Kevin's College in Oamaru.