A 4.38% increase in the overall rates take has been recommended to the Waitaki District Council in a draft annual plan for the next financial year.
A new $600,000 computer system being installed by the Waitaki District Council will make more information and services available online to people living in the district and to council staff.
A plan by Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean to form a trust for a collaborative approach toward the future of the Omarama and Mackenzie basins has been met with caution by the Waitaki District Council.
Applicants wanting to use water in the upper Waitaki catchment have been declined a final say on the issue - at least at this stage - by an Environment Canterbury panel.
Refuse disposal charges might be reduced at the Oamaru landfill in Tamar St because of increased competition from outside the Waitaki district.
Making life easier for migrants coming to live or who are already in the Waitaki district is the aim of a new project by the Ministry of Social Development through the Waitaki Multicultural Council.
The Waitaki district this week received three of a new variety of scented roses bred to mark the 125th anniversary of St John in New Zealand.
A new committee which will help manage water in the lower Waitaki River catchment and Waimate district with input from the community was formally launched in Oamaru last night.
A major party involved in hearings on 110 applications to use water, mainly for irrigation, in the upper Waitaki catchment has had no contact with the applicants over conditions on any resource consents that may be granted.
Parents of babies living in the Waitaki district from next month can be more environmentally conscious under a new subsidy scheme for cloth nappies being launched by the Waitaki District Council.
Wataki residents can now get a health warrant of fitness from Oamaru Hospital, instead of going out of town and probably paying more.
A new World War 1 and 2 memorial, dedicated at Omarama on Saturday, will become a focal point for the town, Upper Waitaki Returned and Services Association president Michael Blackstock says.
An agreement which guarantees a $2.75 million government grant for the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail through the Mackenzie and Waitaki districts was signed on Friday at Twizel.
A community group spawned by the abandoned Project Aqua power scheme along the lower Waitaki River has now became a major guardian with an important role to play in the future.
Oamaru young people are attempting to stop problems occurring in the Waitaki Valley, particularly at Otematata, again this Labour Weekend holidays.
Trish Hurley, of the Waitaki Resource Recovery Park in Oamaru, starts to pack up food, water containers and thermos flasks for transport to Christchurch on Monday.
More babies could be wearing cloth nappies if the Waitaki District Council adopts a scheme aimed at reducing the number of disposable nappies dumped in its landfills.
Waitaki district is gearing up for next year's Rugby World Cup, with more than 40 activities planned so far.
An Environment Court appeal against water being granted from the lower Waitaki River for a new $200 million scheme irrigating up to 40,000ha in the Waimate district has been tentatively set down for a hearing in February and March next year.
After seven years of delays and consideration, the final resource consent decision has been made on using water from the lower Waitaki River and its tributaries, including the Hakataramea River.