Glenavy's Arjan van't Klooster and Milton's Nigel Woodhead have the rest of the week to get their heads around all aspects of farming if one of them is to bring home a win at this year's FMG Young...
The Waitaki District Council has changed course and will investigate a more expensive solution for Oamaru's damaged historic terraced wall on State Highway 1 at the southern entrance to town.
Police are seeking help from the public in their investigation into a crash between a cyclist and a car near Oamaru on June 8.
When tourists come to New Zealand to take in its natural landscapes - and, inevitably, answer the call of nature - they could be causing an unfair strain on smaller districts' facilities.
For cold water junkies a dip in the ocean at this time of year is only natural.
Waitaki children were celebrating Matariki at Oamaru Harbour yesterday morning.
A warning system designed to improve road safety at the turnoff from State Highway 1 to the Moeraki boulders is operational and the variable speed limit is legally enforceable.
A North Otago Angus stud has raised $4500 for the Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter Trust.
Michael Ross leaves behind nearly three decades in local government when he retires at the end of the month. The outgoing chief executive of the Waitaki District Council sat down with North Otago reporter Hamish MacLean this week.
A breeding aviary for the world’s rarest wading bird, the black stilt, is to be built in the Mackenzie Basin near Twizel.
The Oamaru Opera House, which ratepayers funded by $843,000 this year and is $3.6million in debt, could lose "high-profile" shows if ticket sales stay low at the venue.
Turning the tourist section of Oamaru into a horror experience is filled with logistical challenges for South Canterbury farmer Rory Foley.
The planned $6million redevelopment of Forrester Gallery survived a "hand grenade" and will go ahead after almost all Waitaki district councillors voted to loosen the purse strings for the project.
Are you OK to carry a chainsaw while chasing people?
Some Mackenzie district property owners have until the end of the month to declare whether their properties are being rated properly.
Twizel is experiencing a building boom as sections and homes are snapped up by buyers priced out of other markets and happy to consider the former hydro project town.
Six years after it was closed because of earthquake risk, building work is finally expected to start on Oamaru’s courthouse in early November.
The team behind Oamaru’s jazz and blues festival was named Waitaki’s top community group at a ceremony at the Oamaru Opera House last night.
The new chief executive of the Waitaki District Council says the district is a ‘‘sparkling diamond’’ with a wealth of opportunities.
The Waitaki District Council has chosen a former environmental scientist as its new chief executive.