The Waitaki District Council has started to collect money on its loan to the Observatory Retirement Village Trust after a milestone was reached when the trust hit the loan’s cap.
An increased minimum wage will cost the trust that runs the Waitaki Resource Recovery Park $26,000 a year — and the trust may need to renegotiate its funding arrangement with the Waitaki District...
Up to 24 more beds could be available for visitors in Omarama after the Waitaki District Council approved Omarama Top 10 owner Tony Chapman’s request to build six new cabins on the council reserve...
For nearly three decades, Kakanui's Debbie Shields was the friendly face at Awamoa Clothing. Hamish MacLean catches up with another North Otago local legend.
Oamaru's Tongan community probably all have family members suffering in the aftermath of the category 4 storm that ripped through the islands at the start of the week, Oamaru Tongan Community president Hotili Asi says.
An Australian motorcyclist was dumbfounded yesterday after waking up next to his broken-down bike in Oamaru's main street with a $200 freedom camping ticket.
Rory Foley just might be evil.
It was a landmark day at Totara Estate yesterday.
Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher was not among the 22 mayors to receive an invitation from Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis to hash out solutions in Wellington next month to the country's freedom camping problem.
In 2005, 8-year-old Levi Koroheke made national news over surgery for a rare condition that caused uncontrollable bleeding from his mouth.
A Heritage New Zealand review report has recommended the Oamaru Harbour breakwater be upgraded to a category 1 historic place.
In its 151st year, the East Otago Show has gone to the dogs — and everybody seemed to be enjoying the scene in Palmerston on Saturday.
Environmental considerations are "crucial" for the group planning a zipline for Oamaru Harbour, a spokesman for the project says.
The wheels could start turning on work for a coastal cycle trail in North Otago this year.
A dog has attacked and killed a rare penguin visitor to the southeast coast.
In Otago’s small towns people become institutions. And in Oamaru, Pat Conn has become one. He took over his father’s Thames Highway cycle shop and has worked there since 1972. Hamish MacLean...
One of the scientists who discovered the Otago shag is concerned the group proposing a zipline near the nesting grounds of the rare birds seems intent on going ahead with the project.
The Waitaki Community Gardens and Transition Oamaru's Sustainable Skills Summer School are like a hand in a gardening glove.
A farmer's decision to burn ''about six big heaps of rubbish, spread all around the paddock'', during a total fire ban prompted firefighters to turn out to a farm near Maheno yesterday afternoon.
A "dramatic increase'' in the number of wallaby sightings reported in Otago last year could mean the marsupials are more prevalent in the province.