Rebecca Fox

Oyster proposal notified

Oyster proposal notified

After two years and two knockbacks, Southern Clams' proposal to finish oysters in Otago Harbour will finally go out for public consultation.

Region's rivers dropping to point of possible irrigation stoppages

Region's rivers dropping to point of  possible irrigation stoppages

Otago rivers are dropping steadily again as the benefits from rain earlier this month evaporate.

Penguin recovery work 'intense' experience

Penguin recovery work 'intense' experience

Helping administer anaesthetic and fluids to an injured yellow-eyed penguin during surgery was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for two young marine biologists.

Compliance costs could be 'nail in the coffin'

Compliance costs could be 'nail in the coffin'

The cost of complying with new water-quality regulations could be the ''nail in the coffin'' for some Central Otago farmers, Otago Regional Councillor Gary Kelliher says.

70 years married and still young

70 years married and still young

Dorothy Mackle says she learnt early on that her husband Leslie would not argue with her.

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.