Two derelict wooden buildings on the Oamaru foreshore are being demolished by the Waitaki District Council under a recommendation from a four year old plan.
An Oamaru luxury lodge of international standing is undergoing a $250,000 redevelopment that is a reflection of the owners' confidence in the future of the town.
An appeal for funds to pay for tree trunks to be carved has raised more than half the money needed as a deadline to engage a carver to start work in the spring approaches.
Possible changes to a Waitaki river water allocation plan are still up in the air after an Environment Canterbury hearing in Oamaru was adjourned this week.
A campaign against family violence set to be launched in North Otago has exceeded expectations as about 120 businesses have already signed up for it.
Tourists and visitors arriving or leaving Oamaru by bus now have shelter against rain and wind and can learn more about the Waitaki district's attractions.
Just seven months after the proposal for a new dementia unit at Iona Home in Oamaru was put forward, the Mackay Dementia Unit was opened yesterday.
Risk management framework is to be put in place by the Waitaki District Council to safeguard against issues which could arise, including fraud.
An Oamaru woman killed in a collision at Alma on Tuesday afternoon has been named as Leilani Greene (55).
The family of a missing Omarama man is ''still very, very hopeful'' he is alive because he took the dog he loves with him.
The Waitaki District Council might turn a surplus of $4.5 million for the 2014-15 year, after budgeting for a deficit of $550,000.
The planned installation of smart meters into North Otago's electricity network has prompted opponents to call a third public meeting.
Support is pouring in for three sisters whose parents and their young brother died in a house fire in an apartment above a Waimate restaurant on Wednesday.
The effects of budget cuts on Oamaru Hospital will feature in a documentary on the hospital which will screen on TV3 next week.
An Environment Canterbury panel will return to Oamaru next week to consider an amended water allocation plan for the Waitaki River.
''Strong interest'' in becoming chief executive of the Waitaki District Council has resulted in more than 30 applications for the job, Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher said yesterday.
Iona Home's dementia unit will be officially opened next week, only seven months after the plan was announced by its owner, Presbyterian Support Otago.
Cold dry weather is making it difficult to grade corrugated roads, but the Waitaki District Council is ready to go once conditions are suitable.
Waitaki residents face ''a serious downgrading of Oamaru Hospital'' and rural health services under a proposed 5% cut in funding by the Southern District Health Board, Waitaki District Health Services (WDHS) chairman George Berry predicts.
Record electricity consumption because of a drought and a demand for extra services has more than doubled Network Waitaki's profit of recent years.