A report recommends resource consent be granted for the Kakanui camping ground, but with conditions that address issues raised by those who oppose its operation.
In the tiny wine-producing region of the Waitaki Valley, there is no place for anything but excellence and "that's a wonderful challenge", Jim Jerram says.
Floodbank and works on the lower Waitaki River and at Henley could soon be protected by an Otago Regional Council bylaw.
The Rugby World Cup seems to have staved off any impact the global financial crisis might have had on tourist numbers to the Waitaki District.
Farmers and other applicants should have decisions by Christmas on their applications for water from the upper Waitaki catchment.
The dwindling population of wild bees has prompted a plea to the Waitaki District Council to make it easier for people to have hives in residential areas.
Camping grounds owned and operated by the Waitaki District Council could be handed to the private sector to manage, including popular summer destinations around the Waitaki lakes.
The owners of cribs in a fishing village which has existed for about 90 years next to the Kakanui River at Gemmells Crossing may be granted leases to occupy Department of Conservation land.
A new power station may be built by Meridian Energy on the Waitaki River hydro-electricity generation system.
Most Waitaki, Waimate and Mackenzie ratepayers will pay slightly more in rates to Environment Canterbury from tomorrow, despite the Christchurch-based regional council collecting the same total amount as this year.
Freedom camping should be banned in the Waitaki district and visitors directed to camping grounds or holiday parks, according to Kakanui camping ground owner Allan Jones.
Attempts are under way to improve the sometimes vexed relationship between Palmerston, in East Otago, and the North Island's Palmerston North.
The old school bell from the Waitaki Valley School of the 1940s has been restored for the new $4 million Waitaki Valley School , which was officially opened yesterday.
The Waitaki Development Board is likely to end this financial year with a small surplus after this week reporting a half-year result of a $90,238 surplus after tax.
Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton, councillors and community board members will get a pay increase under remuneration rates approved recently by the Remuneration Authority.
The Waitaki District Council will have spent more than $21 million upgrading 21 water supplies by 2014, but the largest and most expensive project has already been completed.
An overall 4.55% increase in rates is being proposed by the Waitaki District Council in its 2011-12 draft annual plan, but some individual ratepayers face rises of 20% or more.
Late submission on the Waitaki District Council's review of its Gambling Venues Policy covering poker machines has led to it delaying any decisions.