"It was rigged! It was rigged!"
After more than three decades in Omarama, rodeo is alive an well in the Waitaki Valley town.
Oamaru's New Year's Eve celebrations will not include fireworks this year, Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says.
Outside protected areas, the world’s smallest penguin is in trouble. In Oamaru, where conservation work supports two flourishing sanctuaries for little penguins, research is under way to learn whether chicks hatched outside sanctuaries measure up to their protected counterparts.
When the present rules for subdivision in the Waitaki district were created, smaller, less-disruptive developments were envisaged, Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says.
Getting back into office cost nine-term Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt $5732.75.
The returns of candidate donations and expenses are in. Hamish MacLean has a look at the numbers.
Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says advertising - and spending - for elections can be about raising candidates’ profiles in communities, but it can also help hopefuls tell their "stories".
A man has been taken to Oamaru Hospital this morning after a vehicle crashed into a hedge at Kakanui.
A developer has won the right to demolish a lower Thames St building in the Oamaru historic area, the Waitaki District Council has confirmed.
The Criterion Hotel’s doors will reopen, but the exact future of the Victorian Precinct pub is being kept under wraps for now.
In the past two months, Waitaki ratepayers have spent more than $1100 for a security contractor to clear people off the breakwater at Oamaru Harbour.
A former Australian fisheries research vessel - with indirect links to convicted fraudster Michael Swann - is temporarily anchored off Sumpter Wharf in Oamaru Harbour.
Hundreds of seabirds swarmed while small fish washed ashore this week as a ‘‘spooky’’ scene unfolded at an Oamaru beach.
A Subaru unlawfully taken from an Oamaru property was found just 400m from where it was reported stolen, police say.
The car involved in an alleged petrol drive-off near Oamaru was fitted with stolen number plates, police say.
As summer hits, an organic vege market — with the gardens’ own fresh picked produce — has sprung up at the Waitaki Community Gardens.
The Waitaki District Council will seek external funding to complete a $3.4 million expansion of Oamaru’s public art gallery, the Forrester Gallery.
The Waitaki District Council unanimously approved a $1,435,000 upgrade of the council’s museum and archives in Thames St yesterday as the council moved ahead with standalone upgrades of its two...
Increased interest in Oamaru Airport has pushed forward infrastructure plans at the Waitaki District Council facility.