Rebecca Fox

Water plan changes

Formal consultation over proposals to restrict water takes from the Pomahaka River and Cromwell aquifer will begin next month.

Tourist volunteers helping at wetland

Tourist volunteers helping at wetland

Volunteers from all over the world are helping return Sinclair Wetland to a mostly weed and pest-free ecological wonderland.

Ratepayers' wishes clear in survey

Dunedin residents want the Dunedin City Council to focus on encouraging business development and reducing debt in a city with safe and accessible cycleways, according to the latest Dunedin City Council satisfaction survey.

Air-movement smog solution may be option

Air-movement smog solution may be option

Windmills similar to those used to fight frosts in vineyards and orchards have been suggested as worthy of investigation as a solution Central Otago's air quality woes.

Contract changes cost $145K; no rates impact

Extensions to public bus contracts due to changes in the Land Transport Act are costing the Otago Regional Council an extra $145,000.

Need to work side by side on sea-level rise

The Otago Regional Council yesterday officially reaffirmed its commitment to working with the Dunedin City Council to tackle the impact of sea-level rise in the South Dunedin and harbourside areas.

Focus moving to whole environment

A range of more risky and uncertain movements of species for conservation will need to be considered if the continued loss of biodiversity globally is to be reversed, Dunedin zoology Prof Phil Seddon says.

Alex 'unlikely' to reach air quality targets

Alex 'unlikely' to reach air quality  targets

As long as today's solid-fuel burners are the main form of home heating in Otago, it's unrealistic to expect the region to meet national air quality standards, Otago Regional Council scientist Deborah Mills says.

No-entry markers arouse further ire

No-entry markers arouse further ire

Markers have been installed in Marlow St to further deter drivers from entering the St Kilda street from the Royal Cres end, further angering residents.

Southern penguins benefit from Doc decision

Southern penguins benefit from Doc decision

Otago's yellow-eyed penguins are the winners and endangered Maui's and Hector's dolphins on the North Island's east coast the losers in the latest round of observer programme allocations.