Rebecca Fox

Month cooler, wetter than usual

Month cooler, wetter than usual

November is turning out to be cooler and wetter than normal in Otago as spring's unsettled weather hangs on and makes life ''unnecessarily difficult'' for farmers.

Harbour visitors entertain

Harbour visitors entertain

Bottlenose dolphins frolicking in Otago Harbour yesterday attracted crowds along the West Harbour roads.

Penguin nest figures alarm

Penguin nest figures alarm

Problems have hit the yellow-eyed penguin breeding season for the third year in a row.

App intended to save wildlife from dogs

App intended to save wildlife from dogs

An app being developed by Otago Polytechnic students may help dog owners avoid beaches and tracks frequented by wildlife.

Worry over Waipahi stock water

Worry over Waipahi stock water

The supply of stock water to farms in the Waipahi area could be severely restricted in dry years if the rural stock water scheme is not included in proposed regulations concerning minimum flows in the Pomahaka catchment, the Clutha District Council says.

Contact aquifer restraint opposed

A request from Contact Energy for restrictions to be put on future irrigation takes from the Cromwell aquifer has been opposed by other water users.

Pollution still exceeds standard

High pollution days in Mosgiel last winter were at a similar level to previous years, but were still six days more than the national standard's aim.

Cold spell forecast for Otago

Cold spell forecast for Otago

Otago residents might experience a sense of deja vu this week as again fantastic weekend weather gives way to hail, wind and showers.

To the point

To the point

Dunedin School of Art sculpture student Lily-Jean Redgrave is ready and waiting to show off her end-of-year project at an exhibition of second-year students' sculpture at the Underground Market in George St, Dunedin.

Clinical network set up for South

Clinical network set up for South

It is hoped up to two-thirds of Otago and Southland's doctors practices will sign up to a new regionally focused clinical network.