Rebecca Fox

Two stoats caught in ecosanctuary

Two stoats caught in ecosanctuary

Two stoats have been caught in traps inside Orokonui Ecosanctuary's predator-proof fence, sparking an intensive search for the way they got inside.

Pressure mounts as river levels fall

Pressure mounts as river levels fall

Rumours of water being taken illegally are surfacing in Otago as farmers face increasing pressure from the continuing dry weather and resulting irrigation restrictions.

Developments in Octagon design experiment

Developments in Octagon design experiment

New seating will be installed temporarily in place of the two plane trees removed from the Octagon this week.

Passing motorists' fire efforts praised

Passing motorists' fire efforts praised

A Taieri couple want to thank the motorists who stopped and helped put out a roadside fire which could have caused a ''conflagration'' on their property if it had got out of control.

Trouble-plagued ship fails in attempt to leave harbour

Trouble-plagued ship fails in attempt to leave harbour

Trouble has again hit the Melilla 201.

Serious charges likely over flounder catch

Serious charges likely over flounder catch

People taking more and smaller fish than allowed under fishing regulations made up the majority of those caught by fisheries officers over the holiday period.

Taking a stand on taggers

Taking a stand on taggers

A Dunedin woman's stand against graffiti has resonated with others around the city.

Plan for drought - ORC

Plan for drought -  ORC

If dry conditions continue, it is predicted the effects on the Taieri River will be worse than in previous dry years.

Drizzle on way - but no significant rainfall

Drizzle on way - but no significant rainfall

Dunedin's sunny, dry weather is about to give way to drizzly, humid weather, but not the ''significant'' rainfall farmers are hoping for, the MetService says.

Doc restructuring panned by staff

A survey of Department of Conservation staff has found the overwhelming majority believe the department is now less efficient than before it was restructured.