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Flood recovery expenses ‘will be into the six figures’

The Waitaki District Council is expecting at least a six-figure sum for its flood recovery expenses, Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says. The district was hampered by last week’s rainfall, and while the council had not received any official figures, it would be “certainly quite appreciable”. “It will be into the six figures — NZTA’s cost […]

Council shouts Wi-Fi

Free public Wi-Fi has launched in three towns across Waitaki, and more locations are set to join soon. The Waitaki District Council activated the new amenity in Palmerston, Omarama and Oamaru late last month. Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher said the council was keen to expand the service to key locations throughout the district but would […]

Parents save son after medical event at Kakanui pool

A 5-year-old boy was flown to Dunedin Hospital after suffering a medical event at the Kakanui School pool last Friday. The boy’s mother pulled him from the water and then his father administered CPR. A police spokeswoman confirmed they were called to the scene and the boy he was flown to hospital for observation. Police […]

Bin blaze leaves behind bothersome burnt rubbish

An Oamaru op-shop has been left with a pile of burnt items after a suspicious fire destroyed its rubbish bin.

Oamaru truckie wins driver of the year award

Oamaru truck driver Jason Coleman had no idea he had been nominated for Woolworth’s New Zealand’s driver of the year award. Winning it was even more unexpected.

Committee formed to address women’s unmet health needs

North Otago women are struggling to afford to see a doctor, but three women are determined to do something about it.