The New Zealand Transport Agency has begun to gauge local opinion on the need for traffic lights at an accident-prone pedestrian crossing in Oamaru's north end.
One of New Zealand's oldest Rotary clubs will return to its original format at the end of this month when the Rotary clubs of Oamaru and Waitaki are reunited into one body for the first time in 35 years.
Two public workshops will be held this month to provide more detailed information to Lake Tekapo residents on a planned project to redevelop the township's lake front, after a supermarket chain became the first party to buy land earmarked for development.
Christmas and New Year in Oamaru for many people was as much ''out with the old and in with the new'' as it was ''one man's junk is another man's treasure'', if usage of the Waitaki Resource Recovery Park in Oamaru is any indication.
Research carried out by Hampden art lovers has brought together more than 150 years of the area's history that might otherwise never have been seen by local residents.
Life does not come much more laid-back than in the tiny North Otago village of Ngapara. In fact, it is so small it does not feature as a separate entity in either the recent national census or the local council count of rateable properties. Despite that, Andrew Ashton discovered its rural appeal.
Anglers making their regular pilgrimage to the Waitaki River mouth for a New Year fish, say shark not trout was on the dinner table on New Year's Eve.
Holidaymakers in North Otago for Christmas and New Year are having a blast, despite a wet start to the holiday.
While most people take the chance to get away from it all by taking a camping trip over the new year, a Hakataramea engineer will have the sole responsibility for keeping three of New Zealand's largest hydro-electric power stations ticking over.
Genesis Energy has confirmed that a multimillion-dollar project to plug leaks in the lining of the Tekapo power canal will restart within weeks.
Oamaru Combined Churches Christmas Parcels project co-ordinator Adrienne Wylie and volunteer Sue Cole, show some Christmas cheer as they prepare to deliver hampers and presents to needy families in Oamaru.
Waitaki's newest councillor this week said water management would probably be the issue that would dominate the concerns of her Ahuriri Ward constituents.
New Civil Aviation Authority rules are said to be one of the reasons behind the cancellation of Twizel's Wings Over Water airshow this year.
A new $100 million investment at the Port of Timaru announced yesterday may yet mean a new cement factory being built in North Otago.
The relaxation of China's one-child policy is expected to result in a massive baby-boom in the Asian country and the Waimate district could be better placed than anywhere else in the South Island to cash in on the boom, the Chinese Consul-General Xiutian Tan says.
Police are still hunting for the offenders who stole an Oamaru World War 2 veteran's treasured wartime heirlooms, and left the man suffering from post-traumatic stress.
An annual monitoring programme to assess how well two species of critically endangered lizards are recovering from the brink of extinction in East Otago is nearly half done.
A 94-year-old World War 2 veteran who was held down by burglars in Oamaru while they stole 1940s keepsakes from his home on Tuesday was yesterday said to be ''tearful''.
Police in Oamaru are investigating complaints that a local contractor may have been stealing from people's homes for more than a year.