Red-billed gulls which have congregated in Oamaru in the past appear much reduced this year, the Waitaki District Council says.
Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher has defended a months-long wait for submissions on a district plan review to become public.
More than 10 days after it was first spotted entangled in fishing line, the Department of Conservation and Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony staff have saved a New Zealand fur seal from a slow death.
Waitaki Mayor-elect Gary Kircher is not saying who he will appoint as deputy mayor for the next triennium.
This afternoon New Zealand's best rally driver will attempt to ''smash the record'' in a gravel road hill climb up to Waimate's White Horse Monument.
One person is suspected to have suffered hypothermia and three others are being treated by St John staff after "several'' yachts capsized on Lake Aviemore in the Waitaki Valley this afternoon.
Not all the names of the people behind 100 successful years at the Oamaru Albion Cricket Club can be found on the honours boards.
Oamaru's Harbour St is the natural habitat of penny-farthing riders, Steampunks, artists, and little penguins.
There's concern in Kurow that an unconsented eyesore will remain in place if the company that installed the controversial section of irrigation pipeline runs out of money before it is made to remedy the situation.
Police are investigating after two firearms were reported stolen from a rural North Otago property yesterday afternoon.
When Waitaki residents next discuss the possible subdivision of Forrester Heights at Cape Wanbrow, second-term Waitaki district councillor Jeremy Holding could be leading the debate.
Peppermint slice is the kind of ‘‘slice of life’’ from a New Zealand high-country station even the most urban of city folk can get into.
Provincial Growth Fund money is likely for at least one Oamaru-based business, the Waitaki District Council chief executive, Fergus Power, says.
An Oamaru advocacy group has raised the alarm after Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher re-floated the possibility of a residential subdivision on the 5.8ha block at Cape Wanbrow known as Forrester Heights.
Following "unreasonable abuse" of Waitaki District Council staff, the council is trialling the use of body cameras to help prevent harm to its "higher-risk" staff, the council has confirmed.
It never rains when Ray Lawrence judges the Maheno School pet day - and yesterday Mr Lawrence extended the sunny streak to 53 consecutive years.