An average rates rise of 2.96% has been approved by the Waitaki District Council.
Tourism Waitaki is far too focused on something that may never happen, Waitaki district councillor Jim Hopkins says.
Extensive damage to the Waitaki Boys' High School cricket pavilion is nothing but ''pure vandalism'', the school's teacher in charge of cricket says.
An Oamaru woman is working to establish an environmental action group in the town, inspired by a London-based group that goes by the name Extinction Rebellion.
From classical piano to lighting up the stage as one of the Spice Girls, music and performance is Barbara O'Brien's happy place.
A Christchurch man arrested at a Weston property after an hours-long standoff with police last month has pleaded not guilty to several charges.
After four years of battling for a new classroom to counter its inflated roll, Oamaru's Fenwick School is no closer to its goal.
The Waitaki District Council could introduce a "farm base area" where more intensive development was allowed.
Two unofficial Beach Rd landfills - which have spilled waste on to the beach below - have failed to attract Ministry for the Environment funding.
The reformation of a Friends of the Library group for the Waitaki district continues to gain momentum.
Twenty-two staff members have resigned at Oamaru Hospital in the wake of a controversial organisational restructure proposal distributed to staff in February.
An 80-year-old Oamaru man found to be in possession of more than 15 ounces of cannabis, all for personal use, has told a judge he plans to kick his habit and find alternative ways to self-medicate.
The two teenagers killed in a single-vehicle crash in Oamaru last Wednesday have been farewelled at opposite ends of the country.
A post on social media has helped a North Otago school recruit a new teacher, after no applications were initially received for a fixed-term position.
A funeral will be held in Papamoa, in the Bay of Plenty, today for a teenage boy who died in a crash in North Otago last week.
Nobody has come forward with information about the poisoning of gum trees in the Oamaru Public Gardens last month.