"Omarama is fast approaching a real crisis point," Omarama Residents and Ratepayers Association chairwoman Ann Patterson says.
The Waitaki District Council wants a tourism operation established at Katiki Point, similar to the one at Oamaru’s penguin colony or the albatrosses at Taiaroa Head.
A proposed fourfold increase of the roading portion of the rates bill for forestry properties has been labelled unfair by people with forestry interests in the Waitaki district.
Meridian Energy says if the Waitaki District Council’s proposed revenue and finance policy goes ahead unchanged its roading rate contribution to the district could increase by 110%.
Pasifika people can contribute to the community and are "not just here to dance on the stage" in the Waitaki district, a community leader says.
A plan to spend more money on rural roads has been well received by the vast majority of Waitaki ratepayers.
The Otago Regional Council says it is working with Landcare Research to find out why the release of a new strain of rabbit virus has failed to meet expectations.
Ready for the 81st annual Oamaru Performing Arts Society festival beginning tomorrow are (front, from left) Lucy Mavor and Katie Murphy jjoined by (back, from left) Isla Selfe, Neve Mavor, Hannah Lewis and Sarah Jamison.
Cash from the Waitaki District Council would be better than debt relief, Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust operations manager Dr Mark Smith says.
The Otago Chamber of Commerce blasted the customer service "culture'' at the Waitaki District Council yesterday - and then asked it to consider a $10 million revamp of Oamaru's CBD.
More than half of those who responded to the Waitaki District Council’s long-term plan consultation have said "no" to a proposed $14 million indoor recreation centre for Oamaru.
A downhill mountain bike track leading to the BMX track under construction in Oamaru could help "keep more kids on their bikes", Mountain Biking North Otago says.
The Waitaki Branch of Forest & Bird has asked the council to work with the Department of Conservation (Doc) to reopen Graves Track along the sea-edge of Cape Wanbrow in its submission to the...
Without increased funding for the Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust, historic Harbour St could lose its character, Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says.
The Waitaki District Council has burned a $285,145 loan to Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fenz) off its books.
Building a viewing area on Sumpter Wharf for the growing number of visitors to Oamaru who stop for a look at one of the largest colonies of Otago shags was one of four projects to receive the go...
Thrilled to get their hands on the Women's Rugby World Cup are (from left) Taliyah Mathewson (11), of Weston, Evie Wilson (11), of Weston, Dunedin-raised Black Fern Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali,...
The Waitaki District Council will go ahead with a ''private pipeline'' to ease regular flooding on a rural road south of Oamaru.
The fix for a regularly flooded rural road south of Oamaru will be decided by the Waitaki District Council today.
A yet-to-be-named event will replace the cancelled Fire and Steam to kick start this year's Steampunk NZ Festival weekend in Oamaru at the end of the month.