Despite Stats NZ trumpeting the success of this year's online census, Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher is asking for an extension for the cut-off date for completed forms.
The trust that for 30 years has managed yellow-eyed penguin colonies at Katiki Point has not been part of the plans to create a new management plan for the area.
The Waitaki District Council's international student internship programme has been hailed a "spectacular" success in its first year.
In a bid to return salmon to their sacred river, a California First Nations tribe yesterday visited the Hakataramea hatchery where the chinook salmon were first introduced to New Zealand rivers.
The Waitaki Valley's 2018 wines could be worth waiting for.
A Red Meat Profit Partnership initiative is giving school pupils a chance to experience life on a farm.
The grounds at Waitaki Boys' High School in Oamaru are playing host to 70 up-and-coming footballers aged 13 to 16 at the Southern United football academy.
Southern residents are being urged to tie down anything that came loose at the weekend, as another round of even stronger gales is set to hit the region.
A pest-control group in Maniototo is disappointed with what it says is a lack of action from Environment Canterbury (ECan) to help manage Otago’s wallaby epidemic.
Norwegian rally driver Mads Ostberg is used to driving the best.
Local artist Bill Scott has completed his second panel on Transport Waimate’s 30m concrete grain silos in Queen St.
An Oamaru bookseller has inherited thousands of rare adventure books from an American private collector which he intends to use to create a one-of-a-kind library.
Nearly six months after an out-of-control vehicle ploughed through the front door, Coast Cafe at Kakanui is set to reopen.
A loan of nearly $300,000 looks likely to be written off the Waitaki District Council’s books.
Waitaki-based forestry operations could pay higher rates to keep up the district’s roads, and Oamaru businesses could be off the hook for paying for the district’s toilets.
The Waitaki District Council’s assets group manager told councillors he would prefer to address concerns about the public being locked out of public roads "out of public".
Three further cases of hepatitis A have been confirmed in Oamaru.
Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand is to go in to "hibernation", but chairman Martin London is pessimistic about the organisation’s prospects of survival.
The Waitaki District Council has named the district's Enviroschools leader and the 12 schools selected for inclusion in the sustainability in schools programme.
Registrations and transfers have been to the forefront of the North Otago club scene in the first few weeks of the season.