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.
Coastal erosion along Beach Rd, south of Oamaru, has exposed two former unofficial landfill sites until recently unknown to the Waitaki District Council.
About 200 people gathered at Kakanui yesterday and around 30 surfers did a paddle-out to remember two men who were swept to their deaths last week.
Beer, wine, good music, and plenty of sunshine - all the necessary ingredients came together for the inaugural Cheers to Beers and Wine Festival at Oamaru Harbour on Saturday.
Local surfers have organised a memorial paddle-out for the two men who drowned at Kakanui, North Otago, this week.
The extent of community consultation for the Oamaru Harbour master plan will be determined next week.
Local surfers have organised a memorial paddle-out for the two men who drowned at Kakanui in North Otago this week.
The men who drowned while gathering seafood in heavy seas at Kakanui this week were brothers with roots in the Far North.
Local Maori will honour the two people who died at Kakanui - and their families - by placing a rahui at the site this morning.
Two men died yesterday after being swept off the rocks while gathering seafood at Kakanui, in North Otago.
The Waitaki District Council will use information provided by the app CamperMate to guide patrols, signage and information distribution, documents show.
With two Fiordland crested penguins now in care at the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony, the public’s behaviour around protected species is increasingly important, Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony...
The developers of an ocean-facing 22-unit boutique luxury accommodation complex in Tyne St know Oamaru Harbour projects are increasingly being put under microscopic scrutiny.
An urgent Waitaki District Council closed-door workshop will attempt to "get to the bottom of" why the council parks contractor, Downer, has struggled to keep up with its maintenance programme.
After a brief stay of execution, all nine sycamore trees in Tyne St appear set to go.
Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher wants the district to have a parking strategy - and a plan for parking in Oamaru's central business district - developed in conjunction with the upcoming annual plan.