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
It is still unclear to what extent a massive pest control
operation spanning 700,000ha of the South Island and the
bottom half of the North Island will need to be carried out.
A Dunedin City Council committee has granted consent for a
giant, protected specimen tree to be cut down because of the
risk to the building and people underneath it.
There is no easy road to the Winter Olympics for Dunedin's
champion figure skater Sarah MacGibbon.
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