Rebecca Fox

Tourism vital for Otago

Tourism vital for Otago

Otago's economy relies on tourism more than any other region in the country, the Tourism Industry Association says.

Artworks in St Paul's in need of restoration

Artworks in St Paul's in need of restoration

The passage of time and environments with uncontrolled humidity and temperature are taking their toll on St Paul's Cathedral's historic art collection of paintings, etchings and photographs.

Bridges need work to handle trucks

Bridges need work to handle trucks

If new ''high productivity'' trucks are to be able to use the roads between Dunedin and Queenstown, some bridges along the route will need to strengthened.

No-catch zones needed to save eels: scientist

No-catch zones needed to save eels: scientist

A University of Otago scientist wants no-catch zones created for longfin eels and says the Government is not acting quickly enough to protect the species.

Fish and Game Otago adopts 'fighting spirit'

Fish and Game Otago adopts 'fighting spirit'

Controversial Fish and Game Otago councillor Dave Witherow will return to representing the region at the New Zealand council level.

New approach taking time to bed in

An admission the Department of Conservation had ''not been on its game'' for some time did not surprise Otago's Fish and Game Council.

Fish & Game wins but may yet lose out

Fish & Game wins but may yet lose out

A two-year fight to enhance a lower Taieri swamp is over but Fish and Game Otago hopes it will not have to foot the entire bill for the consent process.

And it was this big: lake's brown trout 'amazing'

Brown trout in ''amazing condition'' have been found in the stream which supplies Lake Hayes, surprising Fish and Game Otago's staff and council.

Better compliance with fishing rules

Better compliance with fishing rules

The number of anglers breaking fishing regulations halved in the past season but there are still people who continue to fish without a licence, Fish and Game Otago says.

Visiting anglers pay more to fish

Visiting anglers pay more to fish

International anglers will soon have to pay a third more than New Zealanders to fish in this country's rivers and lakes.