Summit Wool Spinners is among the first three employers to sign up for financial assistance under the Job Support Scheme, saving 57 jobs at its Oamaru factory.
The Waitaki District Council has bought 7.9578ha on the Hospital Hill reserve, giving Oamaru more reserve land, extended linked walking tracks and more land for residential development.
A rock feature will be installed on the Omarama Domain Reserve styled on the nearby Clay Cliffs landforms.
The North Otago SPCA is facing a "crisis situation", with chairwoman Aveley Gameson warning closure is a possibility.
Waitaki Boys High School is the venue for the Aorangi regional final of the National Bank Young Farmer Contest on Sunday.
The final four sets of new traffic lights in Oamaru will be switched on today.
A special dance will celebrate the memory of North Otago identities Colin Dorsey and Dorrie Hunter.
Amid fears millions of sheep will not be shorn within required timeframes in the United Kingdom because of tough new immigration laws, a North Otago shearer has been dealt a blow by what he describes as "pedantic bureaucracy".
Forrester Gallery director Warwick Smith has won the individual achievement award at Museums A
Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean fears a new timetable for Oamaru's air service will not suit the travel requirements of the North Otago district.
A jet-boat which flipped near Lake Tekapo on Monday, injuring four people, was driven in a river braid which was too shallow, police say.
An innovative programme, aimed at reducing drink-driving in the Waitaki district, might be tried in other areas if a six-month trial proves successful. Sally Rae checks on its progress.
The Rodger family celebrated 100 years farming at Kauru Hill, in North Otago, at the weekend.
About 120 boats took to the water on Saturday for the Waianakarua Lions' annual Moeraki offshore fishing competition.
Summit Wool Spinners and two unions have negotiated a nine-day fortnight arrangement, involving an employer wage top-up, which will save up to 57 jobs if an application made to the Government on Thursday is successful.
A young Aura James had every intention of going to England, until she went to a dance and met her future husband.
A special assembly at Waitaki Valley School on Thursday was described by board of trustees chairman John Watherston as an "exciting but sad occasion".
Waitaki Boys High School is going through a revival in its athletics fortunes - largely due to the efforts of young sprinter Blair Grant.
Representatives of the Gemmells Crossing camp will meet Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean next week to discuss its proposed increase in rates from $1621 to $14,552.
It is decision day today for the elephant in the Oamaru Public Gardens.