Andrew Ashton

Big interest in new milk plant jobs

Big interest in new milk plant jobs

Oceania Dairy's new $214 million milk-processing plant in Glenavy is still six months away from taking its first supply of milk, but the company confirmed yesterday that hundreds of people were already queueing up to fill job vacancies.

Increase in lines charges: up $52 a year

Increase in lines charges: up $52 a year

Electricity consumers in North Otago will be paying an extra $52 a year from the start of April after lines company Network Waitaki confirmed yesterday charges were rising.

Project extended as more rot found

Project extended as more rot found

The eastern end of Holmes Wharf in Oamaru will be off-limits to vehicles for the next few weeks, as work to replace worn deck planks (pictured) uncovered rotting support beams.

No such thing as a free park, council says in response to early-bird call

No such thing as a free park, council says in response to early-bird call

A review into the possibility of introducing early-bird free parking in Oamaru's central business district (CBD) has found that either motorists or local businesses would have to cover more than $9500 in lost revenue for one hour of free parking.

Start soon on main for Kakanui

Building a new wastewater and supply main to link Kakanui residents to the Oamaru pipeline will start later this month.

Rider sustains leg injury

Rider sustains leg injury

Members of the Oamaru Volunteer Fire Brigade prepare to lift an injured motorcycle rider into a waiting ambulance on Beach Rd, just south of Oamaru, yesterday.

Plan to subsidise nappies

Families and the environment in the Mackenzie district could both stand to benefit if a scheme is approved to encourage parents to switch from disposable nappies to cloth nappies.

Thefts prompt warning

Thefts prompt warning

Police in Oamaru are urging motorists to keep unattended vehicles locked, after two teenagers were apprehended for an alleged spate of thefts from vehicles.

Trust to help endangered fish species

A newly-formed trust says it hopes to achieve ''on-the-ground conservation gains'' for some of New Zealand's most endangered freshwater fish - some of the rarest of which can only be found in Otago.

Otepopo school 150th despite closure

Otepopo School in Herbert might have closed four years shy of its 150th birthday, but that will not stop past pupils celebrating that milestone in style.