There is no time for navel gazing this week, with all eyes up
for the Great Kereru Count of 2014.
Twelve-year-olds Beth Lynch and Rosa Miller got pretty
serious about a school project recently and raised enough
money to fund 540 meals that will be distributed through
Driving is part of our culture and the key to independence
for many people so it is no wonder some are reluctant to call
it quits when it becomes unsafe. Dan Hutchinson talks to
those with the inside knowledge of life after driving.
An Iraq aid programme established by a University of Otago
student three years ago has taken on a whole new dimension as
conditions in Assil Russell's land of birth worsen every day.
The pressure is on for Dunedin's home brewing fraternity with
bragging rights and reputations on the line during the city's
beer festival season.
Dunedin is reaffirming its status as the wildlife capital of
New Zealand thanks to a range of conservation projects that
are starting to pay off.
A group that aims to make every house in Dunedin warm within
11 years has been given another shot in the arm by the
Government's Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (Eeca).
As work nears completion on a $6 million redevelopment of the
Dunedin Botanic Garden propagation buildings and glasshouses,
attention is turning to shifting thousands of rare plants and
The population of tuis, kereru and bellbirds is making a huge
comeback in Dunedin, Otago Conservation Board member Dr Jim
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