A frustrated North Otago farmer drove 120km on Monday to dump a load of excrement at the Otago Regional Council's doorstep in Dunedin. David Bruce talks to him about why he did it.
A Ngapara farmer who lost 195 sheep killed on his farm in June last year is worried dogs which were to blame could still be around.
Research on the harm alcohol causes in the community may be carried out by the Waitaki District Council as the first step towards preparing a Local Alcohol Policy.
Another step has been taken towards building Oamaru's first retirement village.
Police are investigating how a bucket of explosives came to be in a north Oamaru scrap yard.
An Oamaru scrapyard digger driver uncovered a bucket of explosives yesterday morning.
The chief executive's job at the Waitaki District Council will become vacant later this year, and incumbent Michael Ross plans to apply.
The Waitaki District Council will consider 140 submissions on its 10-year Long Term Plan when it meets this month.
Options are still open for upgrading the water schemes serving the Hampden-Moeraki and Herbert-Waianakarua communities, the two committees which manage them say.
A mixture of elected councillors and appointed commissioners should make up a 13-member Environment Canterbury regional council after local body elections next year, the Waitaki District Council believes.
The Oamaru Performing Arts Festival is making a comeback and entries this year have exceeded expectations.
Up to 20 or more stone carvers could come to Oamaru later this year for the two-yearly Oamaru Stone Symposium.
A blank supermarket wall in Oamaru is to become a work of art and three North Otago artists are combining to produce a series of 11 panels for it, with an Oamaru theme.
The former Dunback tennis pavilion may get a new lease of life as a communal building for visitors in caravans and motor homes.
The long-term future use of the historic Athenaeum building in Oamaru is in doubt under a cultural facilities development plan by the Waitaki District Council.
Oamaru's dawn service was all lit up - not only by a crowd that exceeded all expectations, but also by new spotlights installed last week at the World War 1 monument.
he Oamaru Coastal Defence group fires two 25-pound World War 2 guns to mark the end of the main Oamaru Anzac celebrations on Saturday.
About 15,500 young salmon have been released into two tributaries of the Waitaki River, in a bid to boost the numbers of fish which will return for anglers to catch in the future.
A big blow-out in funds to manage flood damage on the lower Waitaki River has prompted the development of a strategy to rank remedial projects.
Almost a year after Cape Wanbrow was clear-felled, a start will be made next month replanting the prominent backdrop to Oamaru and its harbour.