This was the toughest year in 20 for producing show-winning dahlias, according to Ray Lawrence.
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.
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.
The future design and layout of resource recovery parks to recycle waste in New Zealand will be influenced by an Oamaru woman.
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.
Overbearing, Draconian, dictatorial and dominated by Christchurch were some of the ways Waitaki district councillors described the relationship with the Canterbury regional council.
‘‘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.
‘‘Disasters start with little things,'' is the way John Clover has described his voyage from Picton to deliver his new yacht home to Dunedin.
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.
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.
Local solutions for local resource management issues is the aim of a new southern committee set up by Environment Canterbury.
The link between Oamaru and Kakanui along Beach Rd has been cut again because of erosion from heavy seas on Sunday.
Two senior Waitaki District Council managers have resigned to pursue careers in the private sector.
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.