Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says the Waitaki District Council's recent efforts to add attractions to the district could attract government funding.
A former senior Oamaru police officer says locals are giving up trying to report crimes to police since calls were diverted to a central number.
The Fire Service will not pursue a Dunedin man for the $60,000 cost of a fire in the Waitaki Valley, though it says its investigation proves he started the fire.
Without Ministry of Education funding for a new classroom, Fenwick Primary School has opted for a cost-effective, but "not ideal'', solution to the pressures of a growing roll.
Waitaki Safer Community Trust is rebranding and branching out in an effort to meet the safety needs of North Otago residents.
With 20 Pasifika students starting a business administration course in Oamaru this week, Ara Institute of Canterbury is "responding to the community", chief executive Kay Giles says.
A redeveloped Waitaki Resource Recovery Park could help to encourage area residents to change their waste-producing ways.
Former All Black captain Richie McCaw has agreed to have a statue of himself erected in Kurow, North Otago.
Youthline is setting up shop in Oamaru to respond to the mental heath needs in North Otago.
More needs to be done to promote Maori as a subject and Maori educators need to be encouraged to move to rural centres such as North Otago, says a leading educator.
While the Waitaki District Council is expecting "a positive financial result", the year-end surplus will not be as high as the anticipated $5.07million surplus indicated in the latest draft report,...
The Waitaki District Council’s customer services committee will vote on an amended draft freedom camping bylaw next week.
The youngest freemason leader in 138 years of freemasonry in the East Otago town has been installed at Palmerston’s Masonic Lodge.
A multimillion-dollar expansion is under way at Oamaru’s Rainbow Confectionery factory.
Disposal of asbestos in Waitaki District Council-owned buildings is in full swing this year, with the biggest budget in the past 10 years, but council is yet to determine exactly how...
The passenger in a car crash at Deborah, in North Otago, has died in Dunedin Hospital.
Getting up early to explore the back roads of the central South Island has been an annual event for Oamaru couple Arnold and Dorothy McKee for longer than most.
Department of Conservation staff euthanised a stranded pilot whale on the North Otago coast yesterday, after rescue attempts failed.
The Department of Conservation has euthanised a whale stranded on the beach beside SH1 on the Katiki Straight, north of Shag Point.
Audit New Zealand’s approach to best practice might not be best suited to councils the size of the Waitaki District Council, the council’s chief executive says.