Creating more residential land in Omarama to meet a demand for housing has been supported by the Ahuriri Community Board.
Closing 1.2km of Beach Rd between Oamaru and Kakanui would be a cheaper option than continuously repairing erosion from the sea, a report prepared for the Waitaki District Council's assets committee says.
Meridian Energy Ltd could more than double the money it spent buying land in the Waitaki Valley for its Project Aqua power scheme.
A new CT scanner has been commissioned at Oamaru Hospital, part of a $1.8 million radiology department upgrade funded by the Waitaki District Health Services Trust.
People now get a chance to have their say on whether a draft 6.4% rates rise by the Waitaki District in the coming financial year is acceptable.
Waitaki district patients cannot use the new CT scanner at Oamaru Hospital under the publicly funded health service unless they pay between $300 and $800.
Whitestone Civic Trust deputy chairman Bill Blair has lost his place on the trust board, but is happy with the candidate who beat him by just two votes.
A multi-million dollar development plan for Tekapo's town centre has been put on hold because conditions proposed by the Mackenzie District Council for a resource consent threaten the commercial viability of the project.
Twizel's population is expected to increase five-fold next week, as competitors and supporters arrive for the Maadi Cup rowing at Lake Ruataniwha, including extra police.
A tax windfall of almost half a million dollars will help Oamaru Hospital's owners, Waitaki District Health Services Ltd, pay a GST bill when it writes off a $5 million suspensory loan in December.
Residential and commercial properties in Oamaru face rate rises greater than the draft 6.4% increase proposed by the Waitaki District Council for the next financial year.
A surf carnival and market day at Campbells Bay could become bigger next year, as a major fund-raiser for Kakanui School.
Building consent fees will increase by 25% in the Waitaki district to cope with new requirements under Government legislation.
The demand for water in Canterbury has put so much pressure on Environment Canterbury that it is struggling to meet deadlines for resource consent applications.
Outdoor events in the sunny Mackenzie Country will now be able to provide some shade thanks to the Cancer Society's Twizel Volunteer Support group.
An investment of more than $3 million by Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd at its Westport cement works has no bearing on whether it will build a new $200 million plant at Weston, near Oamaru.
A 10-day community festival is planned for February next year to celebrate reopening the Opera House in Oamaru after its $9.7 million redevelopment.
Oamaru pharmacies have removed from their shelves cold and flu remedies and decongestants which contain the ingredient to make the illegal drug P.
Enfield has lost a piece of its history with the decision to close its IOOF Waiareka Lodge No 51, which has met in the town's community hall for more than 100 years.
The positive achievements of young people in the Waitaki district will be the focus of events organised for the end of next month.