Fire and Emergency New Zealand crews battled a grass fire in the Waitaki Valley on Tuesday.
Oamaru police are advising people to secure their property after a spate of burglaries in North Otago.
Anguish extended into another day for people desperate to hear their family members in disaster-afflicted Tonga are safe.
Installing shark warning signs at Oamaru Harbour "might be an overreaction", Waitaki District Council chief executive Alex Parmley says.
The Oamaru Pacific Island Community Group is continuing to roll out its Covid-19 vaccination clinics this year.
Creativity has always fuelled Maree White’s soul. At her annual exhibition in Otematata, the Whakatane artist, who grew up in Waitaki, tells Kayla Hodge about her love for the arts.
A train and a car have collided in Oamaru's Thames St this afternoon leaving one person seriously hurt.
Progress is being made on getting drinking water to Lower Waitaki customers after a treatment plant was damaged by fire early on Tuesday.
More than 700 customers face strict water restrictions after the Lower Waitaki water treatment plant was significantly damaged by fire yesterday morning.
Residents on the Lower Waitaki Water Supply are being urged to conserve water after a fire at the water treatment plant caused ''irreparable damage'' early today.
Oamaru teenager Alvira Repia-King is on the mend after being attacked by a shark at Friendly Bay on Sunday afternoon.
Frontotemporal dementia is a disease the Banks family, of Alexandra, can only wish they had never heard of.