Having seven candidates standing for the Waitaki mayoralty gives voters varied choices they can learn more about tonight at the second Otago Mayoral Debate.
The Waitaki District Council is to take a look at inequalities in its rating system arising from revaluations, but not in time to offset the impact on some farming properties this year.
Waitaki people are believed to be leading New Zealand in recycling unwanted televisions, but have less than two weeks to cash in before they have to pay full price to get rid of them.
The race for the Waitaki mayoralty was thrown wide open yesterday, after incumbent Alex Familton's shock announcement he will not seek a third term.
Irrigators on the Lower Waitaki are to receive more than $80,000 back from Environment Canterbury, after an independent hearing commissioner upheld complaints they had been overcharged for resource consent applications - but some may want even more returned.
North Otago irrigators say it is too early to know if they will be applying for funding from a new investment company due to be set up by the Government.
Following the decision by Meridian Energy to start spilling water from Lake Pukaki on Wednesday, after days of heavy rain, more spills have taken place along the Waitaki Lakes hydro dams.
After overseeing a range of initiatives to support rural communities in North Otago during a three-year stint as Ahuriri Ward councillor on the Waitaki District Council and four years on the Ahuriri Community Board, Craig Dawson will bow out of local politics this year.
A group of Waitaki businessmen who were just weeks away from beginning erosion protection work to shore up a coastal section of Waianakarua Rd are dismayed that parts of the roadside were swept into the sea earlier this week.
The Waitaki District Council says it is aware of the increased flooding risk caused by sea-level rises, but has no immediate plans to follow the Dunedin City Council's lead in raising minimum floor levels of new houses.
Due to the sluggish recovery of the property market and a need to re-think how council-owned buildings are managed, the Waitaki District Council will tomorrow discuss the funding of its property portfolio.
The growth of both the rural property market and dairy industry in Waitaki could be affected by a new Environment Court ruling that will change how the high-country land tenure review system is implemented in the district.
The Waitaki Valley Wine Growers Association has given a cautious welcome to a Government initiative to expand New Zealand wine exports overseas.
The public will be given an opportunity to say how they think the Waitaki District Council should be structured and whether they want changes.
Almost 100 entries have been received for the combined TrustPower Waitaki district community awards.
It has been a challenging season for Waitaki Valley winegrowers, but the talk is about quality, not quantity, David Bruce reports.
Campers around the Waitaki lakes who leave gear where it can be easily stolen - such as in insecure caravan awnings - will end up in Omarama constable Nayland Smith's black book.
A public seminar to discuss earthquake risk to buildings made of Oamaru stone is being planned by the Waitaki District Council.
The whole of the Waitaki district is now part of the TrustPower community awards, with the programme being extended this year.
Older drivers in the Waitaki district have an opportunity to refresh their driving skills and update their knowledge of the road rules this year through free workshops offered as part of a road safety initiative.