When the new rest home in Tapanui opens later this year, it will make West Otago Health one of the biggest employers in the West Otago area.
The families of the two Owaka friends lost at sea were overwhelmed by the turnout at the memorial service held in the small Catlins community yesterday.
A New Zealand Racing Board objection to the Waitaki District Council's proposed gambling venues policy has not dissuaded councillors from sticking with it.
A new loo is in the works for Hampden, but not before Waitaki district councillors got into a wee debate over the aesthetic merit of the proposed design.
A small Waireka Valley community took a big step towards owning its own water supply this week.
Picking ''guinea pig lollies'', also known as dandelions, are (from left) Pippa McMillan (4), of Weston, Little Wonders Oamaru manager Pip Cleverley and Summer Brosnan (4), of Weston.
Chris Watson says he will be more wary after an attack by two dogs left him with puncture marks on his arm and a ''big cut'' from a bite that went to the bone on his shin.
Sophia Leon de la Barra (38) came to Otago in 2008 from Sydney, New South Wales. She has been in Oamaru since January 2013. The Waitaki Community Gardens co-ordinator is a consulting statistician, and manager of Asta la Pasta, an Oamaru home-made pasta venture. Also, she has declared her intention to stand for the Waitaki District Council. North Otago reporter Hamish MacLean met the Aussie who has adopted North Otago as her home.
Authenticity has a lot of currency these days and Wanaka might just be New Zealand's reserve bank, as Hamish MacLean finds out. Whether it is skiing or world-class wines that you are after, it is the people who provide them that will make a visit worthwhile.
Youth satisfaction with the education, entertainment and employment opportunities in the Waitaki district falls as the district's youth ages, preliminary results from the 2015 Safer Waitaki Youth Survey indicate.
With eight weeks of construction left in Balclutha's $3.2million main street upgrade, Clutha Mayor Bryan Cadogan met retailers affected by the ongoing work this week.
An empty Housing New Zealand house is for sale in Milton, the fifth house in the town the government department has tried to sell under the first-home ownership scheme, FirstHome.
Picton artist Pita Lagan will return to Oamaru this month to continue carving the steampunk playground's macrocarpas.
Up to eight patients visit the surgeons in the mobile surgical bus every time it stops at Oamaru Hospital.
One of the oldest buildings in Oamaru could have one of the town's freshest faces when the Victorian Heritage Celebrations begin in November, the Oamaru Repertory Society president Bob Avis says.
The Otago Regional Council is prosecuting for incidents that do not warrant a criminal conviction and a different approach is needed, a Clutha District Council councillor says in the wake of three prosecutions for effluent ponding on Clutha properties.