About 2000 litres of rubbish, including couches and plastic
bottle ''bongs'', have been found along Dunedin's coastline
The practice of hot-iron branding New Zealand sea lions ended
in controversy 13 years ago, but research has found it has
not affected their survival.
Twenty young Otago rugby players will be ''coached'' by the
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a Rippa rugby tournament
at Forsyth Barr Stadium during the royal visit next month.
It will be at least a week before it is known if the first
kakapo chick to hatch since 2011 will survive.
The organisers of the Strath Taieri A&P Show put their
feet up yesterday happy in the knowledge their event had been
one of the best in years.
Joining in the Strath Taieri A&P Show turned out well for
the Best of British Charity Motoring Day, organiser Mark
Paterson, of the Otago Jaguar Drivers Club, said.
In nearly 40 years of measuring the weather at his Balaclava
home, John Bradley has never seen a summer quite like it.
Ask anyone and they will tell you Otago's had a lousy
summer - even the experts. With the official summer season
ending yesterday, Rebecca Fox seeks the truth behind the
An increasing trend
towards more westerly weather patterns along Otago's coast
does not bode well for future warm summers, climate scientist
Jim Salinger says.
A bacterial disease is unlikely to be the main cause of
endangered New Zealand sea lion deaths in the Auckland
Islands, scientists say.
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