Rebecca Fox

Sniffing out stoats

Sniffing out stoats

Woody wags his tail and jumps for sticks madly like any terrier, but when he puts on his red jacket he is all business.

Minimum flows set for Pomahaka River

A minimum flow has been set for the Pomahaka River which will restrict the amount of water farmers can be take from the river during dry periods.

Farmers' heat-stress assistance

Drought is one of the most stressful events a farmer can face, Otago Rural Support Trust co-ordinator David Mellish says.

Drought declared along SI East Coast

Drought declared along SI East Coast

Drought conditions have officially been declared along the East Coast of New Zealand by Primary Industries minister Nathan Guy.

Dry spell raises questions over ORC future processes: CEO

It is not the Otago Regional Council's role to protect more intensive farming systems, council chief executive Peter Bodeker says.

Some still on irrigation restrictions despite rain

Some still on irrigation restrictions despite rain

Significant rainfall has eased the ongoing dry period in Otago, but some farmers are still subject to irrigation restrictions.

Lens on breath-taking behaviour

Lens on breath-taking behaviour

Underwater flight - looking over a Yellow-eyed penguin's shoulder from Tawaki Project on Vimeo.

Bobbing up to the surface of the sea, a yellow-eyed penguin takes only a small breath before she dives down again in her search for food.

Old fossil 'tickled to death' at honour

Old fossil 'tickled to death' at honour

When Hamish Spencer calls his wife an old fossil, it is not the insult people might think.

Rose entries tipped to be down

Rose entries tipped to be down

Recent heavy showers may be the downfall of one of the best rose-growing seasons in many years, Outram Flower Show convener Daphne Macfarlane says.

Conservation board budget too small by half

Conservation board budget too small by half

The Otago Conservation Board is now running in the red, with members concerned it might not have enough funds to adequately do its work in future.