Work to catalogue a collection of stone tools, found in a 30ha swamp at the Waitaki River mouth more than 60 years ago, began last year and is expected to take several years.
There are nearly 10,000 stone tools, flakes and broken artefact fragments to sort through from what is now known to be one of the largest archaic Maori settlements in New Zealand.
Owen Marshall has written or edited about thirty books since resigning as acting rector at Waitaki Boys' High School and taking on writing full time in 1985.
Smash Palace's Geoff Omnet is Oamaru's resident "garageanalia" expert.
Paul Dee was killed on 28 April 2017 in an ATV side by side buggy roll-over, a stone’s throw from his Waihao Downs home, near Waimate.
Tourism Waitaki and the Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust are celebrating the opening of Whitestone City.
The operations manager says the project is at the end of it's 9 month gestation period - and had a budget of more than half a million dollars.
Palmerston's community board will ask the Waitaki District Council to move the town's bus stop back to its original location.
This is following growing community frustration with the new site.
A year ago the stop moved from Bond St to Sanday St to create six more parks outside local businesses.
Users have since complained of a lack of shelter from the rain and heavy winter frosts and poor lighting at the new stop.
There are plans to use rifles with thermal imaging sights to wipe out wallabies that have crossed the Waitaki River from Canterbury into Otago.
The introduced Bennets wallaby is considered a pest that could cost farmers millions of dollars if the beasts are not contained.
Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher says five names are on the shortlist to replace Waitaki District Council chief executive Michael Ross.
In February, Mr Ross said he would leave the post he had held since January 2004 in June, six months ahead of schedule.
The mayor's report to council states the two top candidates as chosen by the executive committee will undergo a "comprehensive interview" by the full council.
An appointment is expected in June.
A driver is in a critical condition following a crash near Palmerston this afternoon.
Around 4:23 pm the driver, who was driving at speed, failed to stop for Police and a short pursuit was initiated on the Herbert-Hampden Road, SH1.
Approximately two minutes later the driver has crossed the centre line, crashed and rolled their vehicle off the road.
Ambulance has been called to the scene, however the road is not currently blocked.
The driver will be taken by helicopter to Dunedin Hospital due to their injuries.
As per procedure, the Serious Crash Unit has been notified, and the Independent Police Conduct Authority will be advised.
Police in the lower South Island are seeking Tony Ashley Gorrie, who failed to appear for court in Napier, but has strong ties to the south.
Southern Police want to speak to Tony Ashley Gorrie in relation to a number of matters and want to hear from anyone who has seen him or knows where he is.