Oamaru-based Tourism Waitaki is to slash its workforce by two thirds and close two information centres under a restructure amid the Covid-19 crisis.
Oamaru’s long-awaited Mitre 10 Mega store is taking shape but its official opening has been delayed owing to Covid-19.
Striking a balance between development and retaining the natural features of Waitaki's coastline is an issue the Waitaki District Council must get right, Mayor Gary Kircher says.
A million-dollar "guaranteed work programme" has been signed off for Whitestone Contracting Ltd by the Waitaki District Council.
Waitaki's hospitality sector is yet to feel the full impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Oamaru Licensing Trust warns that the fallout will be dramatic.
Boosting domestic tourism through digital means is the focus of a new Tourism Waitaki marketing campaign.
Tourism Waitaki may be forced to lay off staff within three months amid uncertainty about the future of tourism in North Otago.
Recruitment for a new Waitaki District Health Services chief executive is well advanced and the board is hoping to make an appointment in the ''next few weeks'', chairman Paul Allison says.
An Oamaru woman has been arrested after breaching Covid-19 Level 3 restrictions when the vehicle she was in was spiked south of Oamaru this morning.
Mixed recycling will continue to be dumped in landfills in Otago and Southland when the nation moves to Covid-19 Alert Level 3.
Waitaki District Council contractors and building control staff are preparing to return to work as the Government eases the Covid-19 alert level.
Whitestone Contracting Ltd may have "moved from a debt-free position for the first time" but it remains financially sound, Waitaki district councillors heard on Thursday.