With building consent activity at a five-year high, Waitaki District Council officers could save up to 440 hours a year by a proposed ''discretionary exemption'' for building consents for pole sheds.
Construction of 20 to 24 ocean-facing studio, hotel-style units could begin at Oamaru Harbour in Waterfront Rd before Christmas.
A second roundabout has been proposed for Oamaru.
A trio from Russia and the Czech Republic planning a multi-million dollar "retreat" have been searching Otago, saying the region's remote pastoral landscape could provide the perfect escape from city life.
Omarama residents will hear from multiple agencies on Saturday what their plans are to protect a once beloved local getaway.
Kathleen Perry and her late husband Keith kept a "box of family history stuff" discovered behind Oamaru’s Empire Hotel, which Keith had saved from the landfill years earlier. When it was donated to...
A $60,000 rubber roundabout has been proposed for the entrance to Oamaru’s harbour area to address increasing traffic numbers, including visiting drivers.
The Waitaki District Council has bought the 1882 grocery store next door to its Thames St headquarters.
A cone of silence has dropped over the upper reaches of the Waitaki district as the production of a major movie begins.
Oamaru is the ''perfect location'' for a flight school, New Zealand Airline Academy director Jonathan Manuel says.
Ten jobs will be created and up to 50 commercial pilot trainees will be in the Waitaki district as an international flight school is created at Oamaru Airport, the Waitaki District Council says.
The same technique used by University of Otago Prof Neil Gemmell to investigate the truth about the Loch Ness monster has been put to use to learn about the behaviour and diet of NZ's first human inhabitants.
A new 15-room boutique luxury accommodation offering - and art gallery - will open in Oamaru's main street next year, the developer says.
North Otago Golf Club members were angered by the "senseless damage" done to their Oamaru course after a 4WD was driven over greens and fairways on Friday night or Saturday morning.
THE $6 million redevelopment of the Forrester Gallery remains listed as a "major project" in the Waitaki District Council’s long-term plan, despite the council pushing the reset button on the 7...
A Dunedin company is eyeing Oamaru’s resource recovery park as a possible solution to a growing plastics problem.
Talks with developers are "on hold" for a premium site in Esplanade Rd slated for visitor accommodation at Oamaru Harbour, Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says.
St Kevin's College striker Tim Jorgensen (No 9) dribbles past Waitaki Boys' High School defenders as the two first XI football teams clash during the Oamaru combined schools sports week.
A new proposal has been floated for the resurgent Oamaru Harbour.
Rumble strips in the Waitaki Valley could be putting users of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail at risk.