An estimated 1000ha vegetation fire scorched South Canterbury's high country yesterday.
A monarch butterfly fuels up on Scottish heather nectar at the Oamaru Public Gardens.
For the first time, a Dunedin Railways locomotive is due to pull in at the southern end of Oamaru Harbour, at the end of this month.
A former Palmerston farmer has put his hand up to be the next mayor of the Waitaki district.
The Waitaki District Council remains financially ''well off'' compared with others, Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says.
Up to 110cum of firewood is being created for a Waitaki Community Gardens Trust fundraiser as a 20-tonne digger, a 14-tonne digger, a firewood processor and a Walton Earthworks crew remove about 20...
Oamaru Harbour advocate Katrina Hazelhurst has put her hand up for the Waitaki mayoralty.
A fresh look for Ahuriri politics is all but assured, as four seats in the expanded Ahuriri ward are up for grabs in local elections.
By Christmas, Otago will terrify American audiences.
Up to 60 hours a week of Waitaki District Council staff time has been spent working on the Waitaki's bid to become a Unesco Global Geopark.
The Waitaki District Council was up to $2.7million in overdraft in July.
In 30 years there could be a seafood restaurant and public art memorialising historic shipwrecks at the end of Holmes Wharf, at Oamaru Harbour.
Goodbye gum trees, it is time to go.
Two controversial proposals - which raised fears the growing popularity of Oamaru Harbour could be undone by ad hoc decision-making - have not been explicitly addressed in harbour master plan proposals.
"You've just got to breed big numbers."
From Tongan-style roast pig on a spit to Czech kolacky, Oamaru residents' global tucker was on the menu at the Loan and Merc in Harbour St on Saturday night.
How tourism operators "integrate with each other" and the networks they form in the Waitaki district could form a recipe for other regions to follow as geoparks spread around NZ.
In Oamaru it's not unheard of to see little penguins waddling up the ramp at Scotts Brewing Co after dark - as if they were looking to make the last call.
Oamaru is the smallest town Melanie Jones has ever lived in.
A call for a national park in the Catlins could work to highlight the need for marine protection off the southeastern corner of the South Island as well.