Money is still needed by the Lower Waitaki River Management Society to pay for its fight against lowering the minimum flow in the lower Waitaki River.
The Art Deco public toilets block in Severn St has been put on a list of properties potentially for sale by the Waitaki District Council.
Businesses have been given a reprieve from a rise of up to 82% in environmental health fees by the Waitaki District Council.
Meridian Energy's rates paid to the Waitaki District Council will not be cut next financial year, but the council will look at the company's claim it is overpaying for the benefits it receives.
The Oamaru Wine and Food Festival, which at its peak attracted thousands of people, may be finished, after financial losses in recent years.
Waitaki's Mayor has accused the Southern District Health Board of sacrificing rural health services rather than addressing inefficiencies with Dunedin Hospital.
Meridian Energy is unlikely to get its rates bill cut by the Waitaki District Council for the next financial year, despite a plea from the company for a reduction of about 50%.
An Otematata man who helped form a rural trust that has assisted farmers through crises ranging from droughts to personal issues had his contribution recognised in Oamaru last night after more than 30 years.
Three new Justices of the Peace have been sworn-in and a long-serving JP's contribution recognised in a ceremony at the Oamaru District Court before Judge Bridget Mackintosh.
A community project - probably unique in New Zealand - has been undertaken to rebuild the road into Moeraki. David Bruce looks at how it was done.
A three-man panel has been appointed to sit in Oamaru for 11 days to consider whether a water allocation plan for the Waitaki River should be changed, including altering its minimum flow.
More people visiting, drinking and socialising in Oamaru's historic area will naturally cause an increase in police being called there for incidents, including violence, Sergeant Tony Woodbridge, of Oamaru, says.
Irene Sparks admits she is obsessed with men's ties, but that obsession is going to help Waimate get a new multimillion-dollar community complex.
Waimate and Glenavy firefighters had to deal with one of their most difficult fires in recent years after a house with shops attached caught fire yesterday morning.
A $3.2 million surplus has been recorded by the Waitaki District Council for the nine months of this financial year, well ahead of the $549,000 deficit it has projected for the 12 months at the end of June.
The Waitaki District Council is being urged to delay or remit rates on the infrastructure of North Otago irrigation schemes until values are sorted out.
The Waitaki District Council owns about $37 million worth of property and manages another $18 million worth of property which it is not sure it owns.
More than $30,000 will go to two beneficiaries from North Otago's first farming greenfeeds competition, aimed at finding the best winter crop.
A guide to encourage and help plantings survive in riparian areas along the Kakanui River will be launched at a field day tomorrow as part of a community project to enhance and protect the catchment.
Meagan Bell has been training since last November after being confirmed as a starter on May 23 for the annual Auckland Sky Tower Stair Challenge.