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.
Drought is one of the most stressful events a farmer can
face, Otago Rural Support Trust co-ordinator David Mellish
Drought conditions have officially been declared along the
East Coast of New Zealand by Primary Industries minister
It is not the Otago Regional Council's role to protect more
intensive farming systems, council chief executive Peter
Significant rainfall has eased the ongoing dry period in
Otago, but some farmers are still subject to irrigation
Underwater flight -
looking over a Yellow-eyed penguin's shoulder from
Tawaki Project on
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.
When Hamish Spencer calls his wife an old fossil, it is not
the insult people might think.
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.
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.
A cold front hit Otago yesterday morning, dropping
temperatures by 10degC in the space of a few hours, but it is
predicted to be short-lived, the MetService says.
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