Boat and beach lovers have been enjoying an element of normality this week as restrictions on recreational activities were eased.
A draft task force structure has been floated by the Waitaki District Council to help guide the district’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Waitaki's Mayor is optimistic additional information sought by the Govt on three multimillion-dollar infrastructure investment projects will boost the chances of funding for them being approved.
Reliable high-speed internet for those in rural areas could be considered a "fundamental human right", Waitaki District Council chief executive Fergus Power says.
An essentially redundant Waitaki District Council policy on legal highs is up for review and may be needed in future, a council report says.
An Oamaru woman arrested after she attempted to flee from police on foot after a vehicle pursuit around North Otago last week faces further charges, police say.
There may be ‘‘big trouble'' if a project to boost water pressure in North Otago is not given priority, Weston Volunteer Fire Brigade Chief Fire Officer Bevan Koppert says.
For Jackie Morison and Dave Hart, the Covid-19 lockdown experience has felt like something out of a fairytale.
The base is all that remains of a pedestrian traffic island barrier in Severn St in Oamaru after it was ploughed into by a vehicle yesterday.
Whether Glide Omarama gets airborne before its initially planned September return depends on one thing: Covid-19.
Waitaki ratepayers can breathe a small sigh of relief amid the Covid-19 crisis, as the Waitaki District Council acts to assist those under financial pressure.
Two groups from Southland and Christchurch found in Oamaru over the weekend have been grilled about their movements by Oamaru police amid the Covid-19 lockdown.
Oamaru liquor store owners say people are being responsible about purchasing alcohol online as the Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown continues.
Five "shovel-ready" North Otago projects worth about $60million will be considered for Crown Infrastructure Fund investment, Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says.
Lingering concerns about the financial state of one Waitaki District Council-controlled company and the future direction of another have been raised by councillors.
A number of alleged crimes, including eight family harm incidents, were reported to Oamaru police amid the Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown at the weekend.