Three commercial organisations in which Waitaki District Council has a shareholding this week all posted positive financial results.
Kurow residents are being reassured two new multimillion-dollar bridges being built over the Waitaki River are not being made using ''rusty'' steel - that is the way they are supposed to look.
Picton carver Pita Lagan prepares to begin carving a tree at the Friendly Bay Playground in Oamaru, ahead of the Oamaru Stone Carving Symposium, which starts today.
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.
Parts of Otago could be ''on the cusp'' of an Asian tourist influx, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean believes.
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.
The benefits North Otago communities continue to receive from local irrigation schemes have been highlighted to two Government Ministers.
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.
The growing public demand for better rural roads in the Waitaki district has been heard, and will be acted on, councillors on the newly-elected Waitaki District Council say.
Waitaki Deputy Mayor Hugh Perkins officially opens the redeveloped Omarama Community and Memorial Hall yesterday.
Better protection for endangered Otago wildlife is to be enshrined in law, after Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean's Conservation (Natural Heritage Protection) Bill passed a third reading in Parliament.
A $20 million project to build two bridges over the Waitaki River at Kurow is being credited for providing a winter boost to the local economy, even before the bridges are officially opened next year.
Smartphone owners are set for a frightening experience on Halloween - but only if they happen to be walking in Oamaru's Victorian Precinct.
Lower rates rises over the coming years could be an added bonus of a positive year-end result for the Waitaki District Council, achieved by improved local government efficiency.
Oamaru pupil Jibi Kunnethedam yesterday said he was ''ecstatic'', after successfully competing with more than 1000 other high school pupils from around New Zealand for a sought-after scholarship to the country's top-ranked university.
New tourist attractions in the Mackenzie district and a rising population are behind a steady increase in property prices, Bayleys Realty Group says.
Police in Waitaki say there will be a zero-tolerance approach to both underage drinking and people breaching the temporary alcohol ban around the Otematata township over Labour Weekend.
An Oamaru irrigation engineer was unjustifiably dismissed and should be paid compensation for being dismissed two weeks after he handed in a notice of resignation, an Employment Relations Authority (ERA) ruling says.
The North Otago Museum and the Forrester Art Gallery in Oamaru are to come under the directorship of one person.