Significant rainfall has eased the ongoing dry period in
Otago, but some farmers are still subject to irrigation
Underwater flight -
looking over a Yellow-eyed penguin's shoulder from
Tawaki Project on
Bobbing up to the surface of the sea, a yellow-eyed penguin
takes only a small breath before she dives down again in her
search for food.
When Hamish Spencer calls his wife an old fossil, it is not
the insult people might think.
Recent heavy showers may be the downfall of one of the best
rose-growing seasons in many years, Outram Flower Show
convener Daphne Macfarlane says.
The Otago Conservation Board is now running in the red, with
members concerned it might not have enough funds to
adequately do its work in future.
A cold front hit Otago yesterday morning, dropping
temperatures by 10degC in the space of a few hours, but it is
predicted to be short-lived, the MetService says.
Following staff criticism, a new pilot programme is about to
start to try to address problems with the Department of
Conservation's new structure.
The Taieri River catchment is not ''out of the woods'' yet
and recent rainfall has provided only a week to a fortnight's
grace, Otago Regional Council chief executive Peter Bodeker
A group of American students see nothing unusual about
travelling halfway around the world to survey the public
about a marine creature they'd never heard of - the New
Zealand sea lion.
Otago's summer of dry weather has smashed 91-year-old
rainfall and temperature records in Lauder, near Alexandra.
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