Rebecca Fox

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.

Can do

Can do

Competitors in the ''5 cans for 5km'' run and walk to raise food for the St Vincent de Paul foodbank for Christmas, head up Butts Rd at Logan Park, in Dunedin, last night.

Entangled whale off Otago coast

Entangled whale off Otago coast

A search is on for a humpback whale entangled in rope following a sighting off Taiaroa Head yesterday.

Mustelid traps set to catch penguin killer

Mustelid traps set to catch penguin killer

A stoat or ferret is the likely killer of nearly 30 little blue penguins found along the coast at Doctors Point, near Dunedin.

Satisfying helping penguins survive

Satisfying helping penguins survive

The volunteers who deal with the 50,000 people who visit Sandfly Bay on Otago Peninsula annually to view the wildlife were named winners of the 2014 Coastal Otago Conservation Awards at a ceremony in Dunedin last night. Rebecca Fox asked some of the volunteers about their work in the reserve.

Still high pollution in some centres

Still high pollution in some centres

High air pollution days in some Central Otago towns are happening up to 51 times more than the national standard for air quality, with less than two years until the regulations tighten again.