Hamish McNeilly

Tandem tractor has the grunt to tackle manuka

Tandem tractor has the grunt to tackle manuka

Malcolm Mouat, of Dunedin, has spent the past year on a quest for more power.

Telecom outage affects auction

Telecom outage affects auction

Despite a network outage affecting phone bids, there was strong interest in a large auction held in Dunedin yesterday.

Self-setting traps tested

Self-setting traps tested

A self-setting trap, which is being trialled by the Department of Conservation in Te Anau, could revolutionise pest control and save the taxpayer millions of dollars in the process.

Takahe work paying off

Takahe work paying off

Following a stoat plague in 2008, which ravaged the takahe population, the numbers of the flightless bird are set to increase again.

Flight to be marked

Flight to be marked

An aircraft replica painstakingly built by studying photographs published in the Otago Witness is set to fly next month to mark the centenary of the original craft's first flight.

Aussies boost tourism figures

Australia has emerged as the saviour of the $200 million Dunedin tourism industry, with cruise-ship visitors proving a significant bonus, after a year many in the industry would rather forget.

Watery blow for brewery

Five thousand litres of beer were dumped yesterday after a burst water main affected production at the Emerson Brewing Company's Dunedin brewery.

Wedding marred by theft

Wedding marred by theft

A toast to the bride and groom and a brickbat to the thief who stole their portable sound system while they were having their photos taken.

No evidence of stalls on-selling produce

Speculation that an Otago Farmers Market stallholder may be on-selling produce not grown by them has been quashed.

Maori fisheries trust maintains indigenous whaling support

A Maori fisheries trust has no plans to pull its support of whaling for indigenous people, and supported scientific research by the Japanese to determine whale numbers.