Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher has questioned the need for a local government declaration on climate change.
The Oamaru Harbour master plan will get an additional $150,000 and include one more round of community consultation.
Oamaru's 1882 public art gallery - closed for maintenance since the end of last year - has presented ''surprise after surprise after surprise'', Waitaki deputy mayor Melanie Tavendale says.
When the North Otago Museum reopens it will have ''multi-faceted'' displays, after the Waitaki District Council approved $420,000 to develop four themes for the main exhibition space before an...
Police are yet to make an arrest more than two weeks after an Oamaru motel was allegedly robbed by an armed man.
A new resuscitation room recently established at Oamaru Hospital will not only be used to prepare patients for transfer in critical situations, but also help train staff how to best handle multiple emergency scenarios.
Proposed changes to the layout of Oamaru Hospital are an important part of its proposed restructuring and will benefit patients and staff in the future, Waitaki District Health Services chief executive Ruth Kibble says.
Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher is pushing for a third community meeting on Oamaru Hospital to be brought forward from early March to as soon as this week.
Coastal erosion along Beach Rd, south of Oamaru, has exposed two former unofficial landfill sites until recently unknown to the Waitaki District Council.
It comes as no surprise to Patrick McKeever that, until recently, many in the Waitaki district had not heard of the global geoparks network.
As Cadbury has announced its popular marshmallow eggs would be changing design to be cut down the middle and sold as a half egg shape, Rainbow Confectionery has assured candy lovers the Oamaru factory will not follow suit.
Beer, wine, good music, and plenty of sunshine - all the necessary ingredients came together for the inaugural Cheers to Beers and Wine Festival at Oamaru Harbour on Saturday.
"What a night." Musical Theatre Oamaru president Daniel Martin expected the society to pick up some awards at the Otago Southland Theatre Awards (Ostas), but winning six - including best overall production - was "just amazing".
About 200 people gathered at Kakanui yesterday and around 30 surfers did a paddle-out to remember two men who were swept to their deaths last week.
When Rebecca van Dijk was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer last year, she thought she would be a little bit creative and name it “Brad Pitt”.
The extent of community consultation for the Oamaru Harbour master plan will be determined next week.