A high-powered team from Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd yesterday visited sites the company is proposing for a $300 million cement plant near Weston.
Some ratepayers want the Waitaki District Council to prune even more the overall 6.4% rates rise proposed for the coming financial year.
Hampden children want a skateboard park in their town, and have asked the Waitaki District Council to help.
An Oamaru motel is paying three times as much as its competitors in rates to the Waitaki District Council for services that Bella Vista Motels' Trevor Wilson says it does not use.
Waitaki district councillors, the mayor and community board members are to get a pay increase, described by one councillor as "a slice of cheese".
The Waitaki District Council plans a proactive approach to ensuring Alliance Group's Pukeuri meatworks - which contributes about $90 million a year to the local economy - stays.
The Waitaki District Council has a big wish list to consider before it sets its final rates for the coming financial year.
Oamaru does not want the Undie 500, as the risks of hosting the university student event far outweigh any benefits, community leaders decided yesterday.
Money is required to make more homes in the Waitaki district healthier and the Waitaki District Council has been asked to put $10,000 towards that.
Whitestone Contracting Ltd chairman of directors Donald Taylor is to retire after 17 years heading the Waitaki District Council-owned private company.
The reputation of the annual Whitestone Winter Festival as a fun event has spread to such an extent that a record number of people are expected at this year's event at Camp Iona, Herbert, this weekend.
The small North Otago community of Hampden is going to be at the forefront of the energy efficiency field on Monday when it stages its first energy expo.
Budding artists' work is in demand - a bonus for young people involved in an exhibition being staged in Oamaru as part of Youth Week.
The salmon population in the Waitaki River could be bouncing back if an unofficial gauge used by Central South Island Fish and Game officer Graeme Hughes is any indication.
About 11,000 trout and salmon have been rescued from the Hakataramea River during what Central South Island Fish and Game Council officer Graeme Hughes termed "the big dry" since the beginning of the year.
Two Maori rock art sites near Duntroon in the Waitaki Valley may be given greater protection under a proposal by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust to list them as historic areas.
A dinner this Saturday featuring former All Black Sir Brian Lochore will help the Omarama and Surrounding Communities Trust buy a new co-response vehicle.
To those passing along State Highway 1, the Boer War monument is probably Oamaru's most recognisable landmark. Now, work has begun on shifting the 960-tonne structure. Bureau chief David Bruce reports.