There is "absolutely" no guarantee that the 2m young adult male leopard seal that visited Oamaru four times in August will return, Niwa marine mammal biologist and LeopardSeals. org researcher Dr...
The Department of Conservation will not close its 30-site Ahuriri River Bridge Campsite while it waits for a fit-out to relieve the pressure from freedom campers.
More than $20,000 worth of power tools have been stolen from a central Oamaru worksite.
Both sceptics and supporters flocked to a public meeting yesterday to see plans for a multimillion-dollar floating luxury hotel proposed for Oamaru Harbour.
It could have been the blood of prey, or it could have been blood caused by prey.
A Waitaki District Council committee will revisit plans to pedestrianise Oamaru's Harbour St today when it considers a recommendation for a Saturday and Sunday closure for the tourist season.
Conceptual designs for a now-controversial proposal for a multimillion-dollar floating luxury hotel for Oamaru Harbour will be presented at a public meeting on Thursday.
More than three-quarters of area businesses have reported either a positive, or at least neutral, impact on their bottom line after a second trial period of car-free weekends on Oamaru's historic...
A former Waitaki District Council deputy mayor says a leaking water pipeline is "compounding the problem" that has left Station Rd, near Totara, under caution for flooding for much of the winter.
Even as a newcomer to Otago, watching the children at the annual North Otago schools Fiefia Evening in Oamaru was "quite an emotional" experience for one invited speaker on the night.
This year’s recipient of the New Zealand Orchid Society’s John Easton Award for the most outstanding contribution in the culture and promotion of orchids in New Zealand, Margaret Harper, holds a...
For the third time this month, this 2m young adult male leopard seal has come to Oamaru Harbour for a rest beside Normanby wharf.
If an application for a resource consent for a floating hotel in Oamaru Harbour is lodged, an independent commissioner will be appointed to consider the application.
A Palmerston woman who was "pretty unhappy with the state of the pavements" in the town wrote letters to her local community board and the Waitaki District Council, outlining her concerns.
The restoration of the canopy on the 1882 Loan and Merc building is a significant step in the Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust’s focus of revitalising a cornerstone piece, and the first big project completed by its new in-house restoration officer.
Plans for the Ahuriri River Bridge Campsite - a flashpoint for Omarama residents - and the amount of money the Mackenzie and Waitaki basin areas received to deal with freedom camping issues are "seriously inadequate".
Environment Canterbury has shown "a lot of common sense" by amending its initial proposal for representation, Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says.
A war of words over Oamaru Harbour development is playing out in Otago Daily Times' advertisements.
The Waitaki district's bid to establish the country's first Unesco Global Geopark has taken a significant step forward, with the signing of the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark Trust deed into official record.
The Waitaki District Council has lost a significant source of external funding for its now scrapped $6 million redevelopment of the Forrester Gallery, council documents say.