Rebecca Fox

ORC voting change bid fails

ORC voting change bid fails

A push by a councillor to change the Otago Regional Council's voting system for the 2016 local body elections has been derailed due to his need to catch a plane.

New approach to dairy inspections

Dairy farmers who fail to improve their systems to protect the environment and those in catchments with degraded water quality will face more inspections from the Otago Regional Council this season.

August month for many weather records

The combination of northwesterly winds and the foehn effect which hit the South Island at the start of August combined to produce record-breaking temperatures, Niwa says.

Bye, bye blackbird

Bye, bye blackbird

It is bright, airy, warm, sheltered from the wind and gets afternoon sun.

Septic tank rules could get tougher

Tougher rules governing septic tanks in at-risk areas of Otago could be looming after a discovery leaking tanks could be contaminating the region's underground water supplies.

Head and deputy retire this year

Head and deputy retire this year

Balaclava School has been ''home'' to Sally Direen and Wendy Lamond for more than 20 years.

Winter milder than average

Winter milder than average

Otago's ''brilliant'' winter weather may give way to a cooler spring, weather watchers predict.

Charity collectors move into eftpos age

Charity collectors move into eftpos age

Student flatmates (from left) Rupert Wockner, Josh Harris and Josh Micallef (all 20) collect for the Otago-Southland Cancer Society's Daffodil Day in Dunedin yesterday with the help of an eftpos machine.

Cruise ship tourism riding a wave

Cruise ship tourism riding a wave

Dunedin tourist industry representatives have been warned to prepare for a boomer cruise ship season next summer.

Life by the river is catching

Life by the river is catching

Ask Esmey Fletcher how much whitebait she has caught and she will get a bowl out of the fridge to show you.