Solicitors' practice needs to improve to ensure landowners
are not left without legal access to water takes on their
properties, the Otago Regional Council says.
A resource consent application to finish Bluff oysters in
Otago Harbour has been rejected by the Otago Regional
With its future hanging in the balance, the Otago
Conservation Board has cancelled its next meeting.
It appears a little freedom might have been all it took for
the kaka known as Mr Roto and his partner ''Mrs Roto'' to
reignite the fires and breed.
Individuals need to take action and use their citizenship
rights to put pressure on the Government to act on climate
change, Victoria University School of Government professor
Jonathan Boston says.
Fishermen who fall foul of the law are becoming more
convincing liars, giving false names and details to rangers,
Otago Fish and Game says.
Otago Fish and Game is ''fundamentally opposed'' to attempts
to weaken the protection by which Water Conservation Orders
are provided on New Zealand waters.
Cow manure has been found to be the cause of ''alarming''
high levels of bacteria in the Taieri River near Waipiata
Packing up polystyrene models of penguins is just one of the
challenges the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust is facing before its
move to Conservation House.
Duck shooters need not be concerned. This duck-shooting
season is not going to be shortened and the lead shot
exemption remains in Otago, Otago Fish and Game says.
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