An increase in activity at the Oamaru Opera House and a rise
in camping ground fees are two areas behind a
higher-than-expected surplus for the Waitaki District
Council, according to new financial figures.
Biodiversity projects in the Upper Waitaki and Mackenzie
Basin have received a funding boost of more than $50,000 to
help protect the area's wetlands and waterways from wilding
pine encroachment and stock damage.