Rebecca Fox

Category 2 status for school gateway

Category 2 status for school gateway

The war memorial and gates on the site of the former High Street School in Mornington have received category 2 historic listing.

Southern links for new principal

Southern links for new principal

Former Silver Ferns manager and Gore High School deputy principal Jackie Barron is returning south to become principal of St Hilda's Collegiate School in Dunedin.

Programme seeks buddies for children

Programme seeks buddies for children

A group of Taieri young people are looking for a ''buddy''.

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.