Although new Oamaru residents are complaining they are being
put on waiting lists or turned away completely when trying to
enrol with some general practitioners, the Southern Primary
Health Organisation (PHO) says people should not have an
issue finding a doctor.
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.