Central South Island Fish and Game officer Mark Webb said while there had not been any reported issues with people fishing for kahawai alongside those fishing for salmon or trout, inquiries were ''identifying that there may be a developing problem''.
Oamaru residents in favour of New Zealand retaining its existing national flag turned out last Friday to explain why they wanted to keep it - but were still open to talking about the alternatives.
A television channel broadcasting from Oamaru says confusion over what last year's national switch to digital TV would mean for the town resulted in a ''dramatic'' fall-off in viewers.
Caravan users are being warned to check caravan gas appliances, after a fire reduced a caravan at a Lake Aviemore campsite to a ''pile of ash'' yesterday.
After a three-month silence, residents in the Ahuriri area of Waitaki finally have a voice in local government.
An informal discussion aimed at allowing Oamaru and Waitaki residents a chance to discuss the possibility of changing the New Zealand flag will still go ahead, even though a Christchurch-based white supremacist group says it will be attending.
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.
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.
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.
Building a new wastewater and supply main to link Kakanui residents to the Oamaru pipeline will start later this month.
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.
A discussion between an Oamaru businessman and a Picton carver about how to make use of two tree trunks at the Friendly Bay Playground in Oamaru will leave future generations with an artistic legacy lasting a century or more.
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.
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 in Herbert might have closed four years shy of its 150th birthday, but that will not stop past pupils celebrating that milestone in style.
New traffic arrangements due to be implemented on Tekapo Canal Rd will mean anglers will retain road access to the Tekapo canal, but will no longer be able to use the road as a short cut from Lake Pukaki to Lake Tekapo.
A month-long project to fix potholes on a major Oamaru thoroughfare, at a cost of nearly half a million dollars, will start next week.
Moves to provide Waimate with a modern sports stadium are finally pressing ahead, and a revamped facility could be up and running by the middle of next year - if the plan finds favour with ratepayers.
Motuariki Island on Lake Tekapo is still off-limits to the public two weeks after a fire ravaged the island's pine forest.