Glenavy coastal dairy farmer Robert Smith is losing part of his farm to erosion as the sea pounds in through the Waitaki River mouth, which has shifted north by almost 3km - its furthest move for about three decades.
Almost all Waitaki district ratepayers would help pay for a new $188 million stadium in Dunedin - if the Otago Regional Council decided to help fund the complex to the tune of $37.5 million.
Two senior Waitaki District Council managers have resigned to pursue careers in the private sector.
The link between Oamaru and Kakanui along Beach Rd has been cut again because of erosion from heavy seas on Sunday.
Local solutions for local resource management issues is the aim of a new southern committee set up by Environment Canterbury.
The 127-year-old twin bridges across the Waitaki River on SH82 at Kurow are again on Transit New Zealand's list for consideration for replacement.
Harry Andrew still wants to be a member of the Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust, despite a torrid reception at its board meeting on Monday night.
‘‘Disasters start with little things,'' is the way John Clover has described his voyage from Picton to deliver his new yacht home to Dunedin.
‘‘Financial restraint'' was the message from the public to the Waitaki District Council, Mayor Alex Familton told councillors when they sat down yesterday to set a budget for the next financial year.
Overbearing, Draconian, dictatorial and dominated by Christchurch were some of the ways Waitaki district councillors described the relationship with the Canterbury regional council.
At an age when most teenagers are trying to get a licence to drive a car, 18-year-old George King now has his licence to drive steam and diesel locomotives.
The future design and layout of resource recovery parks to recycle waste in New Zealand will be influenced by an Oamaru woman.
Holcim is buying land around its $200 million cement plant at Weston, sand quarry at Windsor and opencast coal mine at Ngapara to provide a buffer zone for its proposed operations.
A huge step forward for the enhancement and protection of the salmon fishery on the lower Waitaki River is how Central South Island Fish and Game has described a joint venture between it and Meridian Energy.
Two ambitious subdivisions combining business and recreation in the Waitaki Valley could see up to 40 residential sections developed around the historic Campbell Park property at Otekaieke.
A pedestrian bridge that has been closed for years because it is dangerous, is to be restored to provide access from Oamaru's historic precinct to the Oamaru Harbour.
With less than a week to go, only 47% of Waihemo voters have returned their voting papers to elect a councillor to represent their ward on the Waitaki District Council.
The North Otago SPCA is on the way towards building a new $200,000 shelter, after a silent art auction last week raised $2565.
Some homeowners are taking out mortgages to oppose a $200 million cement plant in the Waiareka Valley, according to Waiareka Valley Preservation Society society spokesman Rodney Jones.