Rebecca Fox

Rivers at near minimum levels

Rivers at near minimum levels

A close watch is being kept on Otago rivers as they drop steadily and little relief from rain is in sight.

Christmas Day showers possibility

Christmas Day showers possibility

Christmas Day could bring showers and partly cloudy weather across Otago, according to a MetService 10-day forecast issued yesterday afternoon.

Takahe back after major wing surgery

Takahe back after major wing surgery

After recovering from the first wing surgery of its kind on a takahe, Orokonui Ecosanctuary's Paku had an excited reunion with partner Quammen yesterday.

Welcome to our world

Welcome to our world

A dusky dolphin and its calf play in Otago Harbour near Portsmouth Dr yesterday afternoon.

Summer delayed as storm pattern persists

Summer delayed as storm pattern persists

It might technically be the start of summer but someone forgot to tell the weather gods - Dunedin recorded its 8th coldest December day yesterday.

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.