More money is being pumped into the Gigatown project by the Waitaki District Council in a bid to win a prize which would make Oamaru the area with the fastest broadband connection in the southern hemisphere.
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A community group has been set up to work with the Waitaki District Council on the future of the Oamaru-Kakanui-Waianakarua coast road, which is threatened by sea erosion.
Three commercial organisations in which Waitaki District Council has a shareholding this week all posted positive financial results.
Following a three-year absence, Oamaru businessman and former deputy mayor of Waitaki Gary Kircher will return to local politics after being elected the new mayor of Waitaki.
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.
A pre-election report by the Waitaki District Council, described by Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton as a ''waste of time'', has now been released, well before October's election.
A rates rise of 3.9% has been officially approved in the Waitaki district.
Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton wants to ''roll out the red carpet, not the red tape'' to investors in the Waitaki district.
Waitaki ratepayers are mostly singing from the same song sheet when it comes to which amenities should get funding.
It appears the Waitaki District Council will stick with postal voting and listing candidates in alphabetical order for the council and Oamaru Licensing Trust elections in October.
Farmers using road verges to store stock feed including baleage, machinery or other items could find the practice prohibited under changes proposed by the Waitaki District Council to its roading bylaw, unless they get a permit.
The Waitaki District Council is expected to approve a proposed 3.5% rates increase at an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday so it can then ask people what they think.
Waitaki District Council property manager Dougall McIntyre has left, but no-one is saying why.
The Waitaki District Council is working towards making sure the resource consents it holds for a variety of activities are not breached, but in some instances that may mean major new investment.
People thinking of standing for the Waitaki District Council or its community boards in this year's local body elections may get the chance to find out more about the work involved before they make a final decision.
A ''dramatic fall'' in diversion and restorative justice cases in the South Island has led to the Waitaki Safer Community Trust appealing to the Waitaki District Council for its help to fight for the programme.
The Waitaki District Council is looking at changing its meeting times, and taking meetings on the road to Palmerston and Otematata.
Extra roading projects have been identified by the Waitaki District Council on which to spend about half a million dollars it saved on its annual roading maintenance contract. The council signed a new three-year $9.3 million maintenance contract with SouthRoads from July 1, saving it about $250,000 this financial year.
A North Otago iwi is claiming that a parliamentary select committee could have acted in breach of natural justice when it accepted late submissions on a Bill that continues to divide local opinion.
Whitestone Roading Ltd yesterday reported an increase in profits for the financial year, and is set to increase turnover next year, despite the loss of two major contracts.