A "commercially focused representative" could be a fourth addition to the Waitaki District Council's harbour area committee as a draft master plan for Oamaru Harbour is drawn up this autumn.
Screams for help could be heard from the St Kevin's College campus in Oamaru yesterday.
Alps 2 Ocean Ultra race director Mike Sandri, of Oamaru, gave out 98 hugs at the finish line at Oamaru Harbour on Saturday.
Fiona Farrell's central character in Limestone, Clare Lacey, was "born in limestone country".
The newest tenant of the 1881 Smith's Grain Store in Harbour St does not match the eccentric artistic vibe for which the Oamaru area is now known.
Despite a lower-than-anticipated rates rise in the coming year, the Waitaki District Council will consult the community on its 2018-19 annual plan.
Ten hours in on the 88km Lake Middleton to Loch Laird stage of the Alps 2 Ocean Ultra, is ''fine'', Maude Ruest, of Montreal, Canada, says.
Tyne St residents yesterday received notice nine sycamore trees at the entrance to Oamaru Harbour would be felled, as work to realign a stormwater pipe begins next week.
A little penguin (left) returns from sea and checks out a subantarctic visitor - an erect-crested penguin - at the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony.
By of June, the Waitaki District Council will have a 30-year vision and high-level design principles for the Oamaru Harbour area in place. Hamish MacLean checks in.
They fought the lawn, and the lawn won.
Waitaki district councillors held 89 workshop sessions last year - and whether the time spent behind closed doors was "appropriate'' was up for debate, a council response to an OIA request shows.
The only South Island swimmer heading to the Special Olympics World Summer Games in the United Arab Emirates next month will be swimming "for everyone'' who helped him.
A "retro-looking" caravan will add to the Waitaki District Council's community engagement options, council communications specialist Lisa Scott says.
When the North Otago Museum reopens it will have ''multi-faceted'' displays, after the Waitaki District Council approved $420k to develop four themes for the main exhibition space.
Oamaru's 1882 public art gallery - closed for maintenance since the end of last year - has presented ''surprise after surprise after surprise'', Waitaki deputy mayor Melanie Tavendale says.
The Oamaru Harbour master plan will get an additional $150,000 and include one more round of community consultation.
Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher has questioned the need for a local government declaration on climate change.
Matt King's found-metal Haast's eagle sculpture is almost ready to take flight.
It comes as no surprise to Patrick McKeever that, until recently, many in the Waitaki district had not heard of the global geoparks network.