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.
Environment-minded Waitakians have lost the ability to recycle almost any plastic.
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.
Eggs have arrived at the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony.
There might be a couple of years left for Rev Colin Hay, but the dream might also be over.
Don't take your guns to town, son.
Glen Curry’s photo of a New Zealand fur seal crossing Thames St, in Oamaru, has gone viral on social media.
The sale of the long-vacant, dilapidated Junction Hotel at Oamaru's southern entrance - to a local buyer - is imminent, Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says.
Prof Richard Walter peers into the past to learn how people up to 1000 years ago lived, but, he says, his field of archaeology has a vital role to play today. Hamish MacLean digs out the...
Draft master plans for Omarama and Otematata are expected to be approved before the coming local body elections.
An at times testy crowd gathered at Oamaru Library this week to hear St John's plans for a new purpose-built ambulance station at Awamoa Park.
Oamaru residents should ensure their homes and vehicles are locked after a prowler was again reported in the town, police say.
A bird may have caused up to 8000 North Otago homes and businesses to go without electricity for several hours yesterday afternoon, after a circuit tripped at Transpower's Oamaru substation.