Up to $7 million a year could be lost to the national economy from less electricity being produced if a water allocation plan for the Waitaki River is not changed, Meridian Energy Ltd told an Environment Canterbury hearing in Oamaru yesterday.
A proposal to lease the Dunback tennis pavilion has, so far, not resulted in any public submissions, despite earlier opposition.
The Waitaki River salmon fishery is not in a healthy state, a survey by the Central South Island Fish and Game Council has concluded.
Anglers will be hoping for better success this year for a salmon hatchery on the Waitaki River to increase their chances of catching good fish in future.
Waitaki District Health Services has asked for an extension of nine months to an option it has to buy from its owner, the Waitaki District Council, land in Oamaru for a retirement village.
People who lived, worked and went to school in the Kurow area are being rounded up for a muster in June next year.
Being hunted through the southern wilds by a crack team of trackers is as tough as it gets, Joel Lambert tells Bruce Munro.
The Waimate Shears competition is shifting to a new home after about 40 years at the Waimate Stadium.
An imaginary scene of Oamaru and its birds has taken flight at the Oamaru Library on a large wall mural which was unveiled on Saturday.
The North Otago and South Canterbury economies could lose up to $42 million a year and 371 jobs if a water allocation plan for the Waitaki River is not changed, according to an economic impact study.
A minimum flow for the Waitaki River does not need to be changed, according to the Central South Island Fish and Game Council's calculations of the amount of water available in the river.
Battle lines have again been drawn over water in the Waitaki River, but this time around not as vehemently as almost a decade ago.
Dunedin Railways has been billed about $66,000 by the Otago Rural Fire Authority for a series of fires between Oamaru and Maheno in January started by a steam train it was operating.
Members of the Ngapara community were told by police last night why it was believed dogs killed more than 200 sheep in their district last year, but some of about 50 people at a public meeting were still not fully convinced.
Meridian Energy wants up to half a million dollars slashed from its Waitaki District Council rates bill, a better than 50% reduction.
Jarrad Ethan Blackler is being remembered as an ''ultimate rugby player'' for the Kurow club with a love of the hills.
A collaborative approach to resolving issues with a 10-year-old water allocation plan for the Waitaki catchment will be under scrutiny at an 11-day hearing which starts today in Oamaru.
Steampunk is giving Warren Phillips an excuse for a second childhood.
Josh Osborne, Sequaro Osborne (9), Suzy Fox and Nahoa Fox (2), all of Bluff, found a warm spot at the Oamaru Steam and Fire festival last night.
The Waitaki District Council wants a fresh look taken at traffic issues on State Highway 1 in the north end business area of Oamaru, but the New Zealand Transport Agency wants time for the effects of new pedestrian crossing lights to settle down.