The five-year saga of the Waitaki District Council's Forrester Heights housing subdivision on Cape Wanbrow, could enter another phase this week.
A small fishing boat which has worked out of Oamaru for years may come ashore permanently as a sandpit in a children's playground at Friendly Bay.
An increase of 4.75% in the total rates to be collected by the Waitaki District Council in the 2011-12 financial year was formally approved yesterday, a process which took 12 minutes.
Three community groups involved in recycling and waste minimisation are upset they have been left out at the start of a Waitaki District Council process to prepare a waste management and minimisation plan, even though they will be consulted.
The Waitaki District Council is to get a grip on slippery footpaths over the next few weeks.
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.
Duntroon is not giving up its fight to have the speed limit lowered in the town.
A second complex of community housing units in Oamaru may be sold by the Waitaki District Council and the proceeds used to build more modern and efficient units.
Oamaru's harbour is to be rejuvenated after more than two decades of neglect, with the Waitaki District Council yesterday deciding to inject $1.346 million into the development.
The Waitaki District Council will finalise its 2011-12 budget tomorrow at a meeting which will set the level of any increase in the region's rates for the next financial year.
An extra $70,000 has been set aside by the Waitaki District Council to meet increased insurance costs arising from the Christchurch earthquakes.
The future of one of Oamaru's biggest annual events remains in doubt, with the Waitaki District Council not wanting to get involved with it.
The Waitaki District Council has marginally increased its rates rise for the coming financial year to 4.75%, responding to requests from submitters for additions to its 2011-12 annual plan.
The Waitaki District Council has delayed finalising a review of its gambling policy, which sets rules around gaming machines, so councillors can come to grips with what is proposed.
Money budgeted to redevelop the Oamaru harbour will be money well spent, the Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust believes.
Banning smoking in open public places would not be a costly exercise for the Waitaki District Council, with Public Health South estimating a cost of about $3500 to put up 39 smokefree signs.
"Let's not feel complacent, and remember we are in very demanding times," was the message from Waitaki Mayor Alex Familton to his councillors after spending two days considering 187 submissions on the Waitaki District Council's 2011-12 draft annual plan.
A $1.4 million redevelopment plan for Oamaru Harbour and its surrounds has received a mixed reaction during the hearing of submissions on the Waitaki District Council's 2011-12 draft annual plan.
A bylaw to manage freedom camping may be delayed by the Waitaki District Council until it knows the details of a new law to go to Parliament.