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
''Garden bandits'' are planning
to seize an overgrown public reserve in Dalmore and give it
back to the locals.
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.
A simple, ''careless'' act has cost a couple their much-loved
family pet - and an important link to a daughter who died too
Dunedin family is skipping summer this year and heading for
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.
The Dunedin City Council has contacted 400 dog owners about
unpaid registration fees and is now sending some dogs to the
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.
Alcohol is many different things to many people but for
alcoholics it is a killer. For their mothers it is a
nightmare. One of these women tells her story to The Star
reporter DAN HUTCHINSON.
The death of 29 little blue penguins at Doctors Point last
week is a graphic illustration of the problems facing
conservation groups in and around the Dunedin area.
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