Dan Hutchinson

Plans for possum trap app

Plans for possum trap app

As the battle to clear the Otago Peninsula of possums moves into its final phase this year conservationists are turning to high-tech solutions in residential areas. DAN HUTCHINSON discovers a smartphone app, developed in Dunedin, that can make possums disappear.

Athletics: Sam chuffed to receive Nick Willis scholarship at Colgate Games

Athletics: Sam chuffed to receive Nick Willis scholarship at Colgate Games

Athletics Taieri competitor Sam Gouverneur was ''chuffed'' to be one of only four junior athletes to win the coveted Nick Willis scholarship at the weekend's South Island Colgate Games.

White fantail caught on camera at Ohau

White fantail caught on camera at Ohau

The sighting of a white fantail by a holiday-maker in Lake Ohau is the first that Dunedin-based Department of Conservation technical adviser Bruce McKinlay has ever heard of.

'Bandits' have big plans for park

'Bandits' have big plans for park

''Garden bandits'' are planning to seize an overgrown public reserve in Dalmore and give it back to the locals.

Plea after dog's fish-hook death

Plea after dog's fish-hook death

A simple, ''careless'' act has cost a couple their much-loved family pet - and an important link to a daughter who died too young.

Youth job schemes pay off

Youth job schemes pay off

Intensive efforts have gone into tackling Dunedin's youth unemployment this year. The Star reporters DAN HUTCHINSON and JONATHAN CHILTON-TOWLE take a look at successes so far and the challenges that remain.

Heeding the `call' for a different experience

Heeding the `call' for a different experience

Dunedin family is skipping summer this year and heading for Nepal.

Council vets Dog Rescue

Council vets Dog Rescue

An animal rescue charity has been told it must not speak about the Dunedin City Council without prior approval or it could lose access to condemned dogs at the pound.

Council takes action against dog owners

Council takes action against dog owners

The Dunedin City Council has contacted 400 dog owners about unpaid registration fees and is now sending some dogs to the pound.

Seeding salmon stocks

Seeding salmon stocks

More than half a million baby salmon will be released in the Water of Leith this season as the Dunedin Community Salmon Trust expands its programme.