Public opinion has been sold out to private development, the Friends of Oamaru Harbour group says.
Plans that include a lift at the old quarry at Cape Wanbrow, the establishment of a "harbour village", and commercialising Oamaru Harbour's red sheds could cost up to $35million.
A mechanical issue caused a light plane to make an unscheduled landing in hills near Lake Benmore this afternoon.
Tourism Waitaki is far too focused on something that may never happen, Waitaki district councillor Jim Hopkins says.
Twenty-two staff members have resigned at Oamaru Hospital in the wake of a controversial organisational restructure proposal distributed to staff in February.
Two unofficial Beach Rd landfills - which have spilled waste on to the beach below - have failed to attract Ministry for the Environment funding.
The Waitaki District Council could introduce a "farm base area" where more intensive development was allowed.
Outgoing Waitaki Boys' High School commissioner Craig Smith says he is "delighted'' with the calibre of the Oamaru high school's first elected board of trustees since 2014.
Oamaru's community hospital action group says it has been "stonewalled'' as it raises concerns over an increasingly unsustainable staffing situation at Oamaru Hospital.
St John staked out the footprint of the building it wants to put up in Awamoa Park at the weekend as it welcomed all-comers "inside" to see where and why it wants a new ambulance station.
The business case for the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark has been delayed a month as the window of opportunity for applying to the provincial growth fund (PGF) narrows, Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher has confirmed.
Amid ongoing contract negotiations Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher has warned Tourism Waitaki it needs to build a "positive relationship" with the community
People driving dangerously near Waitaki Boys' High School isn't the way to honour former pupils involved in a fatal crash this week, police say.
Up to $2.3million could be freed up for further construction at Oamaru's Observatory Hill retirement village or to support a proposed redevelopment of Oamaru Hospital.