A learner bike park and a new car park for Oamaru Harbour could be approved by the Waitaki District Council this week.
The Waitaki District Council's property department lacks strategic direction and has unclear priorities and limited resources, a council memorandum says.
North Otago Vintage Car Club members Wanda Kent and John Adamson are ready to roll at the Windsor Rally on Saturday.
Despite another successful rodeo for the Waimate Rodeo Club, the club's president says he hopes more young people in the area become involved in the sport.
The former RSA building in Itchen St, Oamaru, has transferred into Waitaki District Council ownership, but there is a still ''a big question'' over its future, the council says.
In September 2016, when the water is turned on in the North Otago Irrigation Company's expansion, the irrigation scheme will cover 25,000ha and it will be one of the largest irrigators in North Otago. North Otago reporter Hamish MacLean finds out how the irrigation company's water scheme is helping to transform the Waitaki district.
The North Otago Irrigation Company ''absolutely'' takes the environment seriously, chief executive Robyn Wells says.
Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher stands behind the $17million loan the Waitaki District Council granted the North Otago Irrigation Company in June for its expansion.
Wayne Richardson's 2ha property beside State Highway 1 at Herbert clearly shows a lifestyle out of the ordinary. Otago Daily Times photographer ChristineO'Connor could not resist stopping for a visit. And as North Otago reporter Hamish MacLean finds out, she is not the only passerby who has stopped for a photograph.
A little bit of rain was not going to dampen Sienna Hawke's day at the South Canterbury A&P Show at Waimate on Saturday.
The driver of this Subaru wagon, which hit the police station gate in Hampden yesterday about 2.25pm, did the right thing, police say.
Oamaru's Victorian Heritage Celebrations show the Waitaki town's inventive nature and passion for fun, its mayor says.
A freight train coming off the rails in North Otago created a "horrible ... screeching, scraping noise" at 2am on Saturday, but the only person on board was not injured.
Oamaru man looking after his mother with Alzheimer's is reaching out to those who have looked to unconventional therapies when caring for a loved one with the disease some call ''the long goodbye''.
People come to Oamaru for the heritage and the wildlife, Oamaru Adventures director Nigel Ryburn says.
Some of the best glider pilots from New Zealand and abroad will converge on Omarama this weekend - but as long as they are on the ground, they will not take their eyes off the sky.