Rebecca Fox

Ombudsman slates Doc park decision

Ombudsman slates Doc park decision

A decision by Doc to allow a 66% increase in overnight guided walkers daily on the Routeburn Track ''drives a horse and carriage through'' the Mt Aspiring National Park Plan.

Two Otago beaches on 'caution' list

Two Otago beaches on 'caution' list

Two of Otago's coastal recreation spots are among 14% nationally where water quality is considered to be at high risk for swimming.

Sun possible for Christmas Day

Sun possible for Christmas Day

Get out the sundresses and shorts for Christmas Day but keep the umbrella and cardi handy.

Rivers at near minimum levels

Rivers at near minimum levels

A close watch is being kept on Otago rivers as they drop steadily and little relief from rain is in sight.

Christmas Day showers possibility

Christmas Day showers possibility

Christmas Day could bring showers and partly cloudy weather across Otago, according to a MetService 10-day forecast issued yesterday afternoon.

Takahe back after major wing surgery

Takahe back after major wing surgery

After recovering from the first wing surgery of its kind on a takahe, Orokonui Ecosanctuary's Paku had an excited reunion with partner Quammen yesterday.

Welcome to our world

Welcome to our world

A dusky dolphin and its calf play in Otago Harbour near Portsmouth Dr yesterday afternoon.

Summer delayed as storm pattern persists

Summer delayed as storm pattern persists

It might technically be the start of summer but someone forgot to tell the weather gods - Dunedin recorded its 8th coldest December day yesterday.

Month cooler, wetter than usual

Month cooler, wetter than usual

November is turning out to be cooler and wetter than normal in Otago as spring's unsettled weather hangs on and makes life ''unnecessarily difficult'' for farmers.

Harbour visitors entertain

Harbour visitors entertain

Bottlenose dolphins frolicking in Otago Harbour yesterday attracted crowds along the West Harbour roads.