Waitaki National MP Jacqui Dean is to retire from politics at the next election.
Govt reforms, road safety, tourism and economic development, funding agreements and climate change were among issues raised this week when the Waitaki District Council heard spoken submissions on its annual plan.
A North Otago murderer and sex offender will remain in prison until next month after a series of administrative botches.
Individual action will not make a "blind bit" of difference to Moeraki’s growing rabbit problem, a resident at the forefront of the town’s effort to control the pest says.
Dynamic. That is the theme of the South Island’s largest dairy event, SIDE 2022, which is being held in Oamaru on June 8-9.
An Oamaru man with an "extraordinary" number of previous convictions has been jailed for 11 months for his most recent offences.
Otago police are calling for duck-shooters to take care of themselves and their firearms, after opening weekend was marred by a death and an incident of unattended guns.
A young farmer who reoffended a week after being sentenced for a previous drink-driving conviction has been sentenced to community detention and supervision.
A celebration is being held to mark the arrival of New Zealand’s first frozen lamb shipment in the United Kingdom 140 years ago.
Fears it will lead to the loss of an essential source of community funding and a last-minute attempt by a Waitaki district councillor failed to persuade his colleagues not to slowly reduce the...
A man driving near Hampden picked the wrong car to overtake when he sped past an unmarked police vehicle going 47kmh over the speed limit.