Widespread rain across Otago yesterday brought relief to those relying on plant and grass growth, but also caused rivers to rise quickly, and some surface flooding.
First past the post will be the system used by the Waitaki District Council and Oamaru Licensing Trust in the October 2013 local body elections, unless people demand a change.
A Waitaki District Council representative has conceded that there is an issue of earthquake safety relating to several council-owned buildings in Oamaru.
A draft plan for managing and reducing rubbish in the Waitaki district has been produced by the Waitaki District Council, but it also wants to know what people think about its proposals and if they have other ideas.
The Waitaki District Council is taking seriously the loss of court services to Oamaru after its 1883 Oamaru stone courthouse was closed for up to a year for earthquake strengthening.
A $1.5 million difference in the Waitaki District Council's 2010-11 annual result has prompted a warning from Audit NZ about meeting the challenge of preparing a plan for the next 10 years.
Waitaki District Council representatives are bemoaning the recent spate of sign vandalism in the district.
Fears over future powers of consumer-elected committees to manage rural water schemes in the Waitaki district prompted a challenge that changes the Waitaki District Council wanted to make were illegal.
How far the Waitaki District Council should go to save Sumpter Wharf at Oamaru Harbour has divided councillors.
Another round in the saga of the Kakanui camping ground has started, with the Waitaki District Council receiving an application for resource consent to operate visitor accommodation.
For the first time in its 22 years, the Waitaki District Council has missed the legal deadline for approving its annual report.
Hardwood timber from the twin bridges on State Highway 82 at Kurow is wanted for work in the Oamaru Harbour, once new bridges are built and the 131-year-old structures demolished.
The fate of the historic Sumpter's Wharf at Oamaru Harbour could be determined on Tuesday when the Waitaki District Council decides whether to support its restoration or let it collapse.
Free parking or paying more for a space in central Oamaru are the options facing the Waitaki District Council on Tuesday.
A temporary liquor ban covering Otematata could be put in place to avoid trouble at Labour Weekend.
About 500 consumers on the Lower Waitaki water scheme are now enjoying significantly better water quality after a $500,000 upgrade to meet drinking-water standards.
A reduction in the roading subsidy by the New Zealand Transport Agency has been slammed by some Waitaki District Council councillors as another example of rural areas suffering while cities benefit because they have more votes.