Christmas and New Year holidaymakers are unlikely to face
extra alcohol restrictions at Waitaki Lakes campsites this
summer despite a spate of booze-fuelled vandalism at one
campsite during Labour Weekend.
Huge blocks of Oamaru limestone will be unloaded at the
Friendly Bay Playground in Oamaru today, as South Island
carvers prepare to go up against each other and the elements
at the biennial Oamaru Stone Carving Symposium.
A salvage operation to retrieve a sunken yacht from the
bottom of Lake Aviemore, in North Otago, is due to start over
the coming days, after sonar equipment located the craft
beneath the 25sq km lake surface.
Widespread zoning changes around Oamaru could be in place by
early next year, following the end of a hearings process that
overcame objections from the New Zealand Transport Agency
(NZTA) questioning the effect they could have on traffic flow
in the town's North End.