Rebecca Fox

Regional imbalance getting worse

Regional imbalance getting worse

The imbalance between Auckland and regions such as Otago is becoming more pronounced, a Royal Society of New Zealand report shows.

Full praise, but part funding, for penguin trust

Full praise, but part funding, for penguin trust

Conservation Minister Nick Smith praised a Dunedin-based trust yesterday as he announced $200,000 of Government funding, but the money will not meet its bottom line.

Minister commends conservation teamwork

Minister commends conservation teamwork

Practical moves by fishermen will make more of a difference to protecting New Zealand's sea birds than any answers scientists or conservationists may come up with, Conservation Minister Nick Smith says.

Air pollution worsening

Air pollution worsening

Mosgiel is heading for one of its worst air pollution winters since recording began in 2006.

$3m grant sought for ocean study

An estimated $3 million, five-year project to better understand the ocean environment of Otago's endangered species is being proposed.

Freshwater standards appraised

Otago's water quality should be safe from further degradation under the new national freshwater standards, the Otago Regional Council says.

New focus for Otago Conservation Board, Doc says

Maintaining the ability to give ''frank and independent'' advice as well as work in partnership with the Department of Conservation will be a challenge for Otago's new conservation board, department partnerships manager Barry Hanson says.

Warmest June since records began

A lack of southerly winds helped create the warmest start to winter Dunedin has experienced since records began nearly 70 years ago.

Nordic experiment created culinary identity

Nordic experiment created culinary identity

A successful Nordic movement to reinvent and rediscover its countries' cuisines on a regional, national and international scale could easily be reproduced anywhere.

'A real change in attitude'

'A real change in attitude'

A Berwick farmer who sued the Otago Regional Council for negligence feels vindicated after the local body pulled out of court action at the last moment and apologised.