Vehicle owners have again been warned by Oamaru police not to leave them unlocked and the keys inside after a car taken on Monday night was recovered undamaged on Tuesday afternoon.
When he was 9 years old, Earl Headland was given a box of rocks by a friend of his father.
Asked what keeps her young as she approaches her 100th birthday, Bina Mulligan replies with a twinkle in her eye: ''six children''.
A proposal to address water quality and over-allocation of water in the Waimate and lower Waitaki catchment regions, which is causing consternation in some sectors, has attracted 45 submissions to the Environment Canterbury regional council.
Four new community members have been appointed to an Environment Canterbury community committee which manages water in the Waimate and lower Waitaki River areas.
Moeraki's Haven St will be officially opened on Sunday, six months after the community started repairing damage done by slips which closed it for almost two years.
Oamaru's newest centenarian, May Watson (nee Dovey) has been a keen Otago Daily Times reader for about three-quarters of her life, and just before her birthday confidently renewed her subscription for another year.
State Highway 1 south of the Moeraki boulders has claimed another victim.
Weston's streets and footpaths have undergone a transformation under a $165,000 project by the Waitaki District Council which is nearly complete.
An Enfield bridge is to be closed for safety reasons, seven years after issues about its deteriorating structure were raised by the Waitaki District Council.
Kakanui and Waitaki rural fire units yesterday unwrapped presents from the Otago Rural Fire Authority on its first birthday - two water tankers worth about $180,000 in total.
An investigation into a fatal crash in the Hakataramea Valley, which involved six Kurow rugby players and supporters in May, has been completed with the file being sent to Christchurch for a decision on whether charges should be laid.
A suspicious fire in one of Oamaru's historic buildings on Sunday is being investigated by police and a fire inspector.
The Southern District Health Board has rolled over its contract with Waitaki District Health Services while talks continue to find a solution to a proposed 5% cut in funding for Waitaki health services.
Waitaki Boys' High School pupils have received a positive endorsement from the school's new assistant rector, but he has also issued a stern warning against bad behaviour.
Most parents and caregivers of Waitaki Boys' High School pupils are positive about what is happening at the school, a survey shows.
Two companies generating electricity on the Waitaki River want their rights to water safeguarded.
A specific allocation of water for mahinga kai enhancement in the Waitaki catchment, sought by Ngai Tahu, could be a New Zealand first.
Farmers and the community would suffer losses of income and jobs under one option for minimum flows in the Waitaki River, an Environment Canterbury panel considering changes to a water allocation plan for the river was told yesterday.
The number of options being considered for minimum flows in the lower Waitaki River may be reduced after a direction yesterday that four parties involved in an Environment Canterbury hearing get together to see if they can compromise.