Santa Claus dropped a bombshell at the weekend, picking Oamaru as his favourite town in Otago.
Attracting curious tourists at Oamaru Harbour on Friday, 10 large Otago shag chicks appeared puzzled or confused as they perched stranded on the rocks at the harbour’s edge.
Otago's severe spring storms could spell an end to an otherwise likely record-breaking breeding season for Oamaru’s little penguins.
The Waitaki District Council will likely not involve the Ministry for the Environment in its district plan review, despite a suggestion to do so from council officers.
An aviation advocacy group has called for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to hit the pause button on applications for restricted airspace for long-range drone testing.
For the past 42 years, Graham Clark has been behind the scenes keeping the lights on in the Waitaki district. After the chief executive announced his retirement from Network Waitaki earlier this...
Waitaki Boys’ High School commissioner Craig Smith has hit back at reports a pupil at the school assaulted a teacher this week.
Waitaki Boys' High School commissioner Craig Smith has rejected claims a pupil at the school assaulted a teacher this week.
Three Waihemo bridges are closed as the Shag River remains swollen, Beach Rd south of Oamaru has significant damage from erosion, and a gaping hole in a street in Weston remains after this week’s storm.
A 32-year-old man was arrested after the Dunedin Armed Offenders Squad was called to Hampden, in North Otago, last night.
After years of behind-the-scenes work, the Waitaki District Council’s district plan review is nearing its public engagement phase.
After the "soul-destroying" theft of 17 trees planted at a beloved North Otago getaway spot, the retired Dunedin couple who had spent years beautifying the area off their own bat were made "so...
Civil defence emergencies at times turned into ''sleepover parties'' at the Witehira house.
Rugged colonial settlers are rubbing elbows with Victorian ladies and gentlemen in the streets of Oamaru.
Understanding the hazards posed by earthquakes during "peace time'' will be a major focus of an international earthquake science conference in Otago this week.
There is a sense of urgency among those trying to keep yellow-eyed penguins from disappearing from mainland New Zealand. Nevertheless, every breeding season brings hope. Hamish MacLean reports.
The Christchurch company wanting to test its aerial technology in Central Otago has announced it has reset its bid to use Alexandra airspace.
The roundabout planned for Oamaru's worst intersection for crashes will probably not be built until the new year.
The Christchurch company that applied to establish 500sq km of restricted airspace in Central Otago has today announced it has cancelled its application.
One of Oamaru's newer success stories is moving into the former home of one of Oamaru's oldest.