The Waimate District Council is forecasting a larger than expected deficit for this financial year.
For the eighth year an out-of-town couple are this weekend running the Geraldine Easter Art Extravaganza, which raises funds for the local primary school.
Destroyed buildings. Roofs off. Trees downed. Powerlines snapped.
The murder of a woman's daughter has led her to support victims of similar violent crimes and helped her come to terms with her own past.
Hot water and power remain out to some Auckland and West Coast homes after Thursday's storm.
Egyptian militant group, Ajnad Misr, has claimed responsibility for a blast that killed a police officer in Cairo.