Rebecca Fox

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.

Concern over Aramoana wharf plans

Dunedin City Council support for a community project to restore the Aramoana wharf has increased some residents' fears for the future of the area's sea lion population and salt marsh.

Who loves ya, baby?

Who loves ya, baby?

Hearing a baby cry makes people uncomfortable and new research has revealed it also stresses out man's best friend.

Entangled whale may head south

Entangled whale may head south

A rope-entangled humpback whale seen off Taiaroa Head, Dunedin, yesterday is possibly heading south, off the Otago and Southland coast.

Variable Oct weather averages out

Variable Oct weather averages out

October was a cool and dry month in Otago. 

Niwa's monthly climate report shows while temperatures were within 0.5degC of average for most areas of the country, there was considerable variability due to the abnormal southwesterly flow. 

Conservation board coffers near empty

The Otago Conservation Board is running out of funding to meet just when its workload is increasing as it deals with the region's 10-year management plan.