Trooper Jack is going on parade.
Waitaki District Council ratepayers are being asked for their views on three proposed roading policy changes which could have a major impact on the rates they pay in the future.
An offer by contractors and farmers to give time and equipment to build a new road to the Oamaru harbour is being pursued by the Waitaki District Council.
About $12,000 was raised for a new co-response vehicle for the Omarama community at a fund-raising dinner featuring All Black great Sir Brian Lochore on Saturday night.
A courier driver was "really, really lucky" not to have been badly injured or killed when her Fastway Couriers van was hit by a freight train at the Foyle St railway crossing in Oamaru yesterday morning, rail officials said.
The Waitaki District Council yesterday settled on a 6.6% overall rates increase for the coming year - slightly higher than the 6.4% it signalled in its draft annual plan two months ago.
North Otago's World War 1 memorial oak trees are receiving some much needed attention, and giving Otago Polytechnic aboriculture students some valuable hands-on experience.
Waimate residents may lose their wheelie bins to reduce the amount of rubbish they dump and encourage more recycling.
More than half of Waimate residents who would be able to connect to the town's sewerage scheme if it was extended are not interested or not keen to pay for the privilege, a survey said.
A project to insulate more old homes in the Waitaki district and make them more energy efficient may not get off the ground in the coming year.
The Waitaki River will be running low this weekend as Meridian Energy Ltd switches generation to Manapouri after good in-flows there recently.
The legality of the Forrester Heights residential subdivision in Oamaru, a major component of funding the $9.7 million Opera House project by the Waitaki District Council, will come under scrutiny in the Environment Court later this month.
Rents are likely to rise for tenants in Waitaki District Council-owned community housing from September 1, the first increase since July 2004.
Oamaru's biggest child care centre, proposed by a company with North Otago connections, should be given resource consent approval to be built on the corner of Thames and Nen Sts, according to a report by a consultant planner for the Waitaki District Council.
Waitaki District Council agendas could be delivered online in the future, saving the council up to $30,000 a year.
Kerbside recycling could be introduced sooner than first envisaged in the Waitaki district if the Waitaki District Council's assets committee agrees to that on Tuesday.