The lives of West Otago residents in remote areas could be put at risk with the new rural practice funding model that includes the centralisation of after hours care to hubs, a Clutha district councillor says.
News Dunedin's courthouse is to be restored surprised Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher "to a degree'', he says.
At the end of November, three blade shearers headed to Ben Omar station to work on some stragglers missed in the muster. Hamish MacLean caught up with them to learn about the job, the lifestyle and what is, they say, a dying art.
The Waitaki District Council has approved a new learner bike park and car park for Oamaru Harbour.
Injuries suffered by a 17-month-old Oamaru boy at home on Tuesday afternoon appear not to have been suspicious, police said yesterday.
The Southern District Health Board and Waitaki District Health Services are remaining tight-lipped about meetings in Oamaru today.
A learner bike park and a new car park for Oamaru Harbour could be approved by the Waitaki District Council this week.
The Waitaki District Council's property department lacks strategic direction and has unclear priorities and limited resources, a council memorandum says.
North Otago Vintage Car Club members Wanda Kent and John Adamson are ready to roll at the Windsor Rally on Saturday.
Despite another successful rodeo for the Waimate Rodeo Club, the club's president says he hopes more young people in the area become involved in the sport.
The former RSA building in Itchen St, Oamaru, has transferred into Waitaki District Council ownership, but there is a still ''a big question'' over its future, the council says.
In September 2016, when the water is turned on in the North Otago Irrigation Company's expansion, the irrigation scheme will cover 25,000ha and it will be one of the largest irrigators in North Otago. North Otago reporter Hamish MacLean finds out how the irrigation company's water scheme is helping to transform the Waitaki district.
The North Otago Irrigation Company ''absolutely'' takes the environment seriously, chief executive Robyn Wells says.
Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher stands behind the $17million loan the Waitaki District Council granted the North Otago Irrigation Company in June for its expansion.
Wayne Richardson's 2ha property beside State Highway 1 at Herbert clearly shows a lifestyle out of the ordinary. Otago Daily Times photographer ChristineO'Connor could not resist stopping for a visit. And as North Otago reporter Hamish MacLean finds out, she is not the only passerby who has stopped for a photograph.
A little bit of rain was not going to dampen Sienna Hawke's day at the South Canterbury A&P Show at Waimate on Saturday.