Tuesday is crunch time for the Waitaki District Council, which must decide how rubbish in the district will be handled and disposed of in the future.
A new community group in Palmerston has rubbished the way the Waitaki District Council has handled its solid waste strategy, calling the procedures "shoddy''.
A villiage with a population bigger than Balclutha will be squeezed into a kilometre-long strip alongside Lake Ruataniwha at Twizel today.
Waitaki district patients funded by the public health system are unlikely "at this point in time'' to be able use the new CT scanner at Oamaru Hospital, part of a $18 million upgrade of the radiology department by its owner and operator, Waitaki District Health Services.
Proposals to build a $200 million cement plant near Weston and a 23-section residential subdivision in Oamaru will come before the Environment Court on April 28 at a pre-hearing conference in Oamaru.
The controversial three-bin kerbside rubbish collection system proposed for the Waitaki district was rejected by the Waitaki District Council yesterday.
An attempt by the Waitaki Resource Recovery Trust to distribute a letter to Waitaki district councillors asking them to delay a decision on a solid waste contract was blocked by council chief executive Michael Ross.
Birds of a feather flock together, with thousands of spotted shags making Oamaru Harbour their home, roosting on a wharf and the breakwater.
Waitaki district ratepayers have benefited to the tune of $3.1 million from the Waitaki District Council's ownership of contractor Whitestone Ltd.
A coastal policy statement being prepared by the Department of Conservation has been criticised by Waitaki District Council chief executive Michael Ross for not covering erosion problems.
The design of a new $200 million cement plant near Weston is continuing even though its proponent, Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd, is having appeals against its plans lodged with the Environment Court.
A plan by contractor Whitestone Ltd to expand its yard at Deborah to meet the demands of its growing business has been blocked by the Environment Court.
Oamaru's historic area was well exposed on Saturday when about 250 photographers from throughout New Zealand came to town as part of their national convention.
Omarama is close to getting a new co-response four-wheeldrive vehicle and defibrillator.
A liquor ban has been proposed for Omarama in a bid to improve the safety and appearance of the town, especially during the summer holiday period.
The Mackenzie District Council has shied away from substantial increases in rentals across the board for tenants in its elderly housing units.
More than 200 people or groups have opposed reopening the Waiareka to Weston railway line - a vital component of Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd's plan to build a $200 million cement plant in the Waiareka Valley.
Money which would have run the North Otago SPCA shelter in Oamaru for about two weeks, feeding and caring for animals, was stolen in a burglary early on Tuesday morning.
The Waitaki River will be running low for the second consecutive weekend as Meridian Energy Ltd conducts research into the effects of its proposed north bank tunnel power scheme.