Two stoats have been caught in traps inside Orokonui
Ecosanctuary's predator-proof fence, sparking an intensive
search for the way they got inside.
Rumours of water being taken illegally are surfacing in Otago
as farmers face increasing pressure from the continuing dry
weather and resulting irrigation restrictions.
New seating will be installed temporarily in place of the two
plane trees removed from the Octagon this week.
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
Trouble has again hit the Melilla 201.
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.
A Dunedin woman's stand against graffiti has resonated with
others around the city.
If dry conditions continue, it is predicted the effects on
the Taieri River will be worse than in previous dry years.
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.
A survey of Department of Conservation staff has found the
overwhelming majority believe the department is now less
efficient than before it was restructured.
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