Rebecca Fox

Blue penguins forage in groups to herd prey

Blue penguins forage in groups, potentially synchronising their underwater movements to herd prey, Australian research suggests.

Plunging penguins packing cameras

Plunging penguins packing cameras

An extraordinary bird's-eye view will soon be revealed as cameras track yellow-eyed penguins as they dive to the depths of the ocean off Otago Peninsula.

Licence overhaul delayed

Licence overhaul delayed

A push to overhaul Fish and Game's licence system to give anglers more choice and cheaper licence options has been delayed a year.

Winter winds to ease by tonight

The cold southwest blast which brought snow and sleet showers to most of Otago will ease today to make way for a frosty but clear weekend, MetService says.

Doc promises greater surveillance as whitebait season opens

Doc promises greater surveillance as whitebait season opens

Whitebaiters beware: There will be more surveillance of popular whitebaiting spots this season.

Harbourmaster role could change

Harbourmaster role could change

A new model for the role of harbourmaster for Otago Harbour is being considered by the Otago Regional Council.

Making a song and dance

Making a song and dance

The vocal cords, strumming fingers and twinkling feet of a group of Taieri performers got a workout on Saturday night as they revealed their talents before an appreciative crowd.

Shark hunt a life-saver

Shark hunt a life-saver

Data gathered from 10 years of tracking great white sharks will be used to discover where and when they are at the greatest risk of being inadvertently caught by fishing gear.

Another cold blast forecast

A cold sou'wester swept through Dunedin yesterday, dropping the temperature from 14degC to 6degC.

1080 strip trial can continue in Central Otago

A last-minute offer of land has meant the fourth and final year of a trial of a new way to aerially spread 1080 rabbit poison will go ahead.