Waitaki First has reached agreement with Meridian Energy Ltd over conditions on resource consents for a $1 billion power scheme the Government-owned company proposes to build on the lower Waitaki River.
Only 10 roads remain closed in the Waitaki district, almost two weeks after torrential rain brought widespread flooding to the region.
The rain might be over, but motorists in the Waitaki district have been reminded there are pot-holes and debris "everywhere" as a result of the prolonged flooding.
Twelve resource consent applications to use water from the lower Waitaki River for irrigation have been granted by Environment Canterbury, including three for a new irrigation scheme in the drought-prone Waihao Downs area south of Waimate.
An events co-ordinator is needed for the Waitaki District and the Waitaki District Council is being asked to find up to $75,000 a year to fund the position.
A special committee to cash in on next year's Rugby World Cup may be set up by the Waitaki District Council to co-ordinate activities to attract visitors.
If the council decided to add all submitted requests, the rates rise would increase to 2.43%.
A further resource consent to take and use water for irrigation within the lower Waitaki catchment has been granted by an Environment Canterbury (ECan) panel of commissioners.
Poor attendances at public meetings this year have prompted the Waitaki District Council to reconsider how it publicises its annual plan in the future.
"Dob in a dumper" was Waitaki district councillor Rod Bidois' call to Waitaki people yesterday.
Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has backed a move by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to increase signs at a freedom camping hot-spot near Wanaka.
Sport Waitaki's new co-ordinator Louise Bee is looking forward to working with the community.
Splitting the Waitaki catchment in two under a radical plan to manage water in Canterbury was questioned at a meeting of the Waitaki District Council this week.
Farmers facing big rate rises because of increases in their property values were notable by their absence at a Waitaki District Council draft annual plan meeting at Five Forks last night.
A traditional form of transport used by the Waitaha people on the Waitaki River for hundreds of years will be celebrated this month.
A new way of managing water in the lower Waitaki catchment and Waimate district, giving more control to the local community, could be operating this year under a radical approach being implemented through Environment Canterbury (ECan).
It is going to be a champagne year for winemaker Kurow Estates.
A marathon resource consent hearing spanning seven months to determine which of 110 applications will get water, mostly for irrigation, from the upper Waitaki catchment is nearing an end.
Waitaki First has been there before when it comes to government intervention in Environment Canterbury's management of water.
A total of 107 Waitaki Boys' High School pupils hope to raise $10,000 from this week's 20-hour charity run.