The Otago Regional Council will stop all water takes from the
Taieri River and its tributaries from noon on Wednesday, as
the region faces the worst dry conditions since the 1999
Two applications for customary fishing reserves in Otago will
go before Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy in May.
More resources need to go into the fight to stop wallabies
moving into Otago from their South Canterbury home to prevent
a problem similar to those caused by rabbits and wilding
pines in the region, some Otago regional councillors say.
Two stoats have been caught in traps inside Orokonui
Ecosanctuary's predator-proof fence, sparking an intensive
search for the way they got inside.
Rumours of water being taken illegally are surfacing in Otago
as farmers face increasing pressure from the continuing dry
weather and resulting irrigation restrictions.
New seating will be installed temporarily in place of the two
plane trees removed from the Octagon this week.
A Taieri couple want to thank the motorists who stopped and
helped put out a roadside fire which could have caused a
''conflagration'' on their property if it had got out of
Trouble has again hit the Melilla 201.
People taking more and smaller fish than allowed under
fishing regulations made up the majority of those caught by
fisheries officers over the holiday period.
A Dunedin woman's stand against graffiti has resonated with
others around the city.
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