Rebecca Fox

Australia's own war ignored

Australia's own war ignored

Giving young Australians a ''noble, patriotic story'' of their country's overseas wars is providing a good cover for its ''shameful'' history of killing its indigenous population, leading Australian historian Prof Henry Reynolds says.

High demand for new Doc fund sees many miss out

High demand for new Doc fund sees many miss out

More than half the Otago and Southland groups that applied for funding from the Department of Conservation's new partnerships fund failed in their bid.

Adult sea lions key to lifting numbers

Adult sea lions key to lifting numbers

If New Zealand sea lion numbers are to increase, effort needs to be put into helping adults survive, biologist Stefan Meyer says.

Sea lion survival rate causes trust concern

Sea lion survival rate causes trust concern

Only 36% of the descendants of the matriarch of Otago's New Zealand sea lion population are still known to be alive.

Degradation of Shag River stabilising

News the serious degradation of the Shag River has stabilised will be welcomed by its community, Otago regional councillor Doug Brown says.

Farmers: we'd fail without irrigation

The lights will go out in Tarras if the Otago Regional Council puts tough new restrictions on water takes from the Lindis River, Bendigo Station farmer John Perriam says.

Project to strengthen bridges approved

An $845,000 project to strengthen two Otago bridges has been approved by the Otago Regional Council.

'sno time better to vote

 'sno time better to vote

Bitterly cold winds and snow showers are expected to dominate election day in the South.

Mine could be hit by water proposals

Mine could be hit by water proposals

Job losses and the early closure of Macraes Mine could be the consequence of proposed changes to groundwater allocation in Otago, Oceana Gold representatives told a hearings panel in Dunedin yesterday.

Record entries for flower show

Record entries for flower show

Good weather and friendly rivalry combined to create a record-breaking Blueskin spring flower show.