A step has already been missed in the creation of a master plan for Oamaru Harbour - and the $200,000 process may also be behind schedule.
After up to 900 red-billed gulls nesting atop Countdown Oamaru caused the supermarket grief, its plans to ensure its rooftop is not again inundated are nearly complete.
Two years after any future use of Oamaru's RSA building was called into question, the Waitaki District Council has yet to resolve the issues that left the premises vacant.
Pohutukawa trees in planter boxes could replace the sycamores the Waitaki District Council removed in Tyne St earlier this year.
A couch-surfing New Zealand sea lion seen at Kakanui at the weekend is a young male, most likely from Stewart Island, the Department of Conservation says.
Investigations are continuing into a suspected fuel leak at Oamaru Harbour, which the Waitaki District Council had hoped it fixed about six months ago.
Among the baled plastic, paper and cardboard, or behind the stockpiles of glass, 22 pupils from East Otago High School looked for inspiration at the Waitaki Resource Recovery Park.
Trebling the ground rates for a local aviation enthusiast's hangar at Oamaru Airport still offers value for money, the Waitaki District Council says.
The redevelopment of Waitaki's resource recovery park is entering its final stage, forcing the yard's temporary closure this week.
New life has officially been breathed into the 1883 Columba Church in Wansbeck and Ure Sts, on the South Hill of Oamaru.
Hundreds of people in Oamaru, Invercargill and Queenstown spent their Mother's Day morning walking or running for a good cause.
Upcoming work on the 1872 Heritage New Zealand Category 1 Oamaru breakwater will use up the Waitaki District Council's annual budget of $400,000 for accumulated breakwater repairs and maintenance.
There is safety in numbers. And little penguins group together offshore to form "rafts" of birds when they return to the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony at night.