A "small" roundabout could be a solution to increasing safety concerns at the Wansbeck St-Tyne St intersection in Oamaru's harbour area.
Counts to establish whether the new strain of rabbit calicivirus has taken hold will begin next week, but Otago landowners expecting to see dramatic drops in rabbit numbers could be in for a wait.
Construction of the $110k timber pedestrian bridge spanning Oamaru Creek near the penguin reserve is "almost complete" and the bridge will open this month, Waitaki District Council roading manager Michael Voss says.
Banning boats in the southern end of Lake Pukaki to preserve views of New Zealand's highest mountain has been endorsed by the lake's only commercial boating operation.
Yellow-eyed penguins equipped with underwater cameras, seabirds breeding in Oamaru Harbour, protected species’ interactions with set-net fisheries, and the effects of climate change on penguins.
Another potentially serious threat to the endangered yellow-eyed penguin has resulted in increased deaths of the birds this year.
Despite Stats NZ trumpeting the success of this year's online census, Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher is asking for an extension for the cut-off date for completed forms.
The trust that for 30 years has managed yellow-eyed penguin colonies at Katiki Point has not been part of the plans to create a new management plan for the area.
The Waitaki District Council's international student internship programme has been hailed a "spectacular" success in its first year.
In a bid to return salmon to their sacred river, a California First Nations tribe yesterday visited the Hakataramea hatchery where the chinook salmon were first introduced to New Zealand rivers.
The first rabbit deaths due to the new strain of calicivirus released earlier in autumn have been confirmed by the Otago Regional Council.
A ban on motorised boating on Lake Pukaki, at least in the southern end to preserve views of Mt Cook, appears likely.
The grounds at Waitaki Boys' High School in Oamaru are playing host to 70 up-and-coming footballers aged 13 to 16 at the Southern United football academy.
An Oamaru bookseller has inherited thousands of rare adventure books from an American private collector which he intends to use to create a one-of-a-kind library.
A loan of nearly $300,000 looks likely to be written off the Waitaki District Council’s books.
Waitaki-based forestry operations could pay higher rates to keep up the district’s roads, and Oamaru businesses could be off the hook for paying for the district’s toilets.
The Waitaki District Council’s assets group manager told councillors he would prefer to address concerns about the public being locked out of public roads "out of public".
Life as a principal in a small country school in North Otago means finding out where the children she knows have ended up, Cate Bole says.
An international flight school appears to be ready for takeoff at Oamaru Airport. But proponents of the plan remained tight-lipped yesterday.
The Waitaki District Council has begun work that will create a proposed visitor accommodation site at Oamaru Harbour.