The Waitaki District and Otago Regional Councils want the New Zealand Transport Agency to organise a forum of community organisations to discuss solutions to the flooding which closes State Highway 1 north of Oamaru.
Three sports groups are hailing a proposed $1 million community sports facility at Whitestone Contracting Centennial Park as having the potential to make an enormous, positive difference to sporting opportunities in North Otago.
Kakanui Point is undergoing a major change that will only become evident in the future when the efforts of a group of young people really take root.
The man who helped form and build the Waitaki District Council-owned contracting company, Whitestone Contracting, has announced he is to retire.
Waitaki community safety officer Alison Banks is bound for Australia.
Lake Ohau village residents are to be asked if their town is too bright at night.
The Waitaki Tourism Association is delighted with the Waitaki District Council's decision to approve the installation of a sign at Oamaru's northern entrance.
The fact more crime is being reported in the Waitaki district is being attributed to an increase in the community reporting incidents.
A temporary liquor ban could be in place at Otematata this Labour Weekend in another bid to head off trouble in the Waitaki Valley holiday town caused by an influx of young people.
The performance of the Waitaki District Council is being gauged in a phone survey which started a week ago.
Waitaki deputy mayor Gary Kircher is pinning his hopes on winning the mayoralty race in October's local body elections after serving three three-year terms as a Waitaki district councillor.
The Waitaki District Council has admitted it made an error when it issued resource consents and certificates of compliance for three companies to develop 16 dairy farms in the Omarama and Ohau areas.
The Waitaki District Council wants to get tough this summer on freedom campers leaving human waste and litter around the district, but it does not quite know how. The issue, common throughout New Zealand with campervans and caravans that do not have on-board toilets and tanks, came up at the council's corporate services committee meeting this week.
The North Otago Museum wants a moratorium on collecting any more material because it is critically short of space.
Oamaru may finally get a sign at the northern entrance to the town to match the one installed about 10 years ago at the south.
Five people who allegedly illegally dumped rubbish have been caught over the past month in a special campaign by the Waitaki District Council.
Forests owned by the Waitaki District Council have risen in value on the back of a stronger timber market.
The one credit card owned by the Waitaki District Council has had $11,126.77 charged to it over the past two years.
The first prosecution under a Waitaki District Council bylaw introduced a year ago which bans open fires in urban areas cost an Omarama man nearly $2000 in the Oamaru District Court yesterday.
Former Waitaki mayor Alan McLay, who flew out yesterday for earthquake-stricken Haiti, feels like he is heading off on an "intrepid journey".