The impact of last summer's mass mortality of yellow-eyed
penguins is starting to be felt, with a significant reduction
in the number of adults nesting on Otago Peninsula beaches.
A red carpet, limousines, sparkles and camera flashes - it
had all the makings of an international movie premiere to the
delight of Kaikorai Primary School pupils last night.
Otago Regional Council's youngest councillor has now
become its youngest deputy chairman.
Otago Regional Council Molyneux representatives David
Shepherd (left) and Stephen Woodhead after being sworn in
Chants of ''I'm an African'' rang out in the Regent Theatre
yesterday as the audience joined Baba Brinkman in his rap on
A toxic algal bloom which can cause allergic reactions in
some people has reappeared in Lake Waihola and Tomahawk
Issues regarding securing the supply of underground services
to the University of Otago have meant the Otago Regional
Council has yet to let a contract for flood protection works
on the Water of Leith.
Who will lead the Otago Regional Council for the next three
years will be decided at the inaugural meeting of the council
Spring's ''wild ride'' is expected to continue on the
weekend, with snow on the hills, blustery winds and cool
temperatures, MetService meteorologist Dan Corbett says.
Presbyterian Support Services will have to ''further
sharpen'' its operations as it continues to face tough
financial times, its board corporate and finance committee
chairman Ray Macleod says.
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