The North Otago Irrigation Company is continuing to plan the extension of the scheme.
The possible introduction of a "tourism rate" in the Waitaki district would cause distress, Cr Peter Garvan told a Waitaki District Council meeting on Tuesday.
Lanah Craik (15) is hooked on lawn bowls.
Restrictions on fishing and entry to the Kauru River in North Otago until April 2010 have been imposed to protect the habitat of one of New Zealand's rarest and most threatened fish.
The brother of a man killed in an irrigation trench collapse more than two years ago has expressed concern at the time it took to get to an inquest.
Oamaru grandmother Fay Daniell yesterday made a passionate plea to save the elephant slide in the Oamaru Public Gardens.
Network Waitaki has given $20,000 to help pay for exterior lighting of the front facade of the refurbished Oamaru Opera House.
Santa Claus received a police escort when he arrived at Strawberry Fare in Waimate on Saturday.
Ever fancied learning to juggle or walking the plank?
The newly-refurbished Oamaru Opera House is a "great example" of a state-of-the-art facility that can be accessed by everyone, including disabled people, CCS Disability Action chief executive Viv Maidaborn says.
The building of a mountain hut as part of an exhibition on global warming has meant a temporary revamp at the Forrester Gallery.
Oamaru police constable Stew Hewett is head of delegation for the New Zealand team competing in the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Boise, Idaho, in February. He speaks to Sally Rae about his involvement with the organisation.
A 43-year-old man has been charged with careless use of a motor vehicle following a truck crash on the Lindis Pass last month which blocked State Highway 8 for most of the day.
Olympic boardsailer Barbara Kendall will be guest speaker at the Waitaki sports awards on February 23.
It has been a big year for Waitaki Girls High School pupil Emma Paton.
Kidney transplant recipient Shelby Paterson is not treated any differently by her family.
A Historic Places Trust plaque was rededicated at the old doctor's residence in Kurow on Sunday - another reminder of the town's social security history.
Kurow's sole-charge police officer is on the move.
The Oamaru Opera House upgrade is expected to cost just over $10 million.
The Waitaki District Council plans to discuss the issue of trees along roadsides to make sure its policy is clear.