Four appeals have been lodged with the Environment Court over the granting of resource consents for a $200 million cement plant in the Waiareka Valley near Weston.
The Waitaki District Council is investigating ways to find funding so the Boer War monument in central Oamaru can be shifted to make way for major road works Transit NZ plans through Oamaru.
Edwardian ladies and gentlemen were promenading around Waimate's Seddon Square on Saturday in aid of a cottage more than 100 years old.
Waihemo voters could be voting in their second by-election this year after they elected their community board chairwoman Kathy Dennison on to the Waitaki District Council yesterday.
The Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust is embroiled in a row over new members and its annual elections, but the disquiet goes deeper than that, David Bruce reports.
The gates have gone at the Garden of Memories World War 2 memorial in Oamaru, but they will be returned as good as new.
Trooper M. Jack, of North Otago, is about to be shifted 40m south and turned 180 degrees at a cost of $685,000.
The Waitaki District Council has had a second go at next financial year's budget, and managed to carve a small amount more off its proposed draft rates rise.
Bookworms will be able to burrow into the Oamaru Library on Monday for the first time since it closed on February 16.
A watchdog and caretaker'' society has been set up to ensure the Waitaki District Council follows the rules - and its first target is the council's Forrester Heights luxury residential subdivision on Cape Wanbrow.
Meeting a well-known playwright in a house where a famous author grew up provided inspiration for a group of secondary school pupils in Oamaru on Saturday.
The same number of books are there and the shelving is about the same length, but the Oamaru Library looks to have grown inside as a result of a $295,000 upgrade.
From the ancient to the modern in sight and sound, a new exhibition will be opened tonight at the Forrester Gallery in Oamaru with a powhiri.
Improving access to the lower Waitaki River is one of the priorities for the Lower Waitaki River Management Society, enthusiastic about tackling the problem after a visit to a Southland trust on the Waiau River.
The Waitaki District Council has decided not to demolish the toilets in lower Thames St.
Omarama is to get more holiday accommodation to meet the growing demand in the Waitaki Valley township.
Five district councils in the central South Island are establishing a fund to investigate setting up their own regional council.
The next stage to set minimum flows for Trotter's Creek, just south of Moeraki, will take place in about two months, following on from a public meeting organised by the Otago Regional Council on Tuesday night.