Waitaki Boys' High School could not quite deliver the perfect finish to its special day yesterday.
Two Waitaki police officers yesterday received official recognition, with top awards, for their battles to rid the district of drug misuse and child abuse.
Farmers in Waitaki are being warned they could face both heavy fines and police action if they do not keep the district's rural roads free of mud.
Oamaru community groups are rallying around overseas freezing workers who were left high and dry and unable to access unemployment benefits when exports from the Pukeuri meat works were suspended two weeks ago.
An Otematata man has a second chance to stand in the local body elections after his nomination for the Ahuriri Community Board was rejected, failing to meet the noon deadline on Friday.
Almost two years since the Oamaru Courthouse was closed as an earthquake-prone building, a decision on how the category 1-listed building should be strengthened could be a step closer, following a review of various engineering options.
Boat owners from outside Oamaru will have to continue paying an ''out-of-towner'' charge to use the town's harbour mooring facilities, despite objections from some boat owners.
Competitive swimmers in Oamaru will have to wait to see if they will be left without a head coach, following the resignation of a well-respected mentor.
Little blue penguins and yellow-eyed penguins living on the Oamaru coastline are among the Otago sea-life that could be better protected if marine protection areas are introduced in Otago, but the Department of Conservation (Doc) says public support and input is needed to decide where those should be.
Previously untouched areas of Lake Benmore in North Otago have been infected by an invasive aquatic weed, but an operation to lower the lake and help halt the spread of the lagarosiphon weed started earlier this week.
New parking meters installed around central Oamaru have collected an extra $20,000 from motorists in the past seven months.
Prime Minister John Key used a visit to the National-held Waitaki electorate yesterday to push the Government's good news line on issues like economic growth and unemployment. But if he had been...
Work to build a controversial new business venture at Friendly Bay in Oamaru is well under way, with council approval, even though some residents say they had not had a chance to object to a project they claim will reduce access to the foreshore.
A missing Oamaru man was yesterday found safe and well, following a two-day search and rescue operation in the town's South Hill area.
A fight involving teenage boys and a spate of wilful damage reported to the police in Oamaru over the weekend are being linked to the drunken aftermath of a local secondary school post-ball party.
A police officer checks the damage to one of two cars involved in a crash at the Stirling St-Thames Highway intersection in Oamaru's North End yesterday.
Despite being hampered by a 20-tonne reduction in catch quotas this year, lobster fishermen in North Otago have been pulling up ''significantly'' more rock lobsters this year than in 2012, and could be set for five more bumper years, if a scientific study conducted in Moeraki continues to provide accurate forecasts of lobster populations.
Almost 20ha of land beside Lake Pukaki, earmarked more than 50 years ago as the place where the town of Twizel was to be relocated to, is to go under the hammer.
Motorists who ignore the 20kmh speed limit for passing parked school buses have been put on notice, after Waitaki Police said they would continue to monitor driving behaviour.
Land Search and Rescue (Landsar) volunteers in the Mackenzie district are just three months away from moving out of a garden shed and into a new combined Landsar and Coastguard operations base in Twizel.