Rebecca Fox

Septic tank rules could get tougher

Tougher rules governing septic tanks in at-risk areas of Otago could be looming after a discovery leaking tanks could be contaminating the region's underground water supplies.

Head and deputy retire this year

Head and deputy retire this year

Balaclava School has been ''home'' to Sally Direen and Wendy Lamond for more than 20 years.

Winter milder than average

Winter milder than average

Otago's ''brilliant'' winter weather may give way to a cooler spring, weather watchers predict.

Charity collectors move into eftpos age

Charity collectors move into eftpos age

Student flatmates (from left) Rupert Wockner, Josh Harris and Josh Micallef (all 20) collect for the Otago-Southland Cancer Society's Daffodil Day in Dunedin yesterday with the help of an eftpos machine.

Life by the river is catching

Life by the river is catching

Ask Esmey Fletcher how much whitebait she has caught and she will get a bowl out of the fridge to show you.

Cruise ship tourism riding a wave

Cruise ship tourism riding a wave

Dunedin tourist industry representatives have been warned to prepare for a boomer cruise ship season next summer.

Coastal Otago benefits

Coastal Otago benefits

Coastal Otago has secured $675,000 out of the $4.5 million allocated this year by the Government for community conservation work.

$475,000 boost for Otago conservation

$475,000 boost for Otago conservation

Four Otago conservation projects have been granted $475,000 to help further their work, Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner announced today.

Community trust to keep focus on 'real change'

The Otago Community Trust plans to continue its work towards ''real change'' by continuing to support projects helping keep people, especially youth, healthy and improve their wellbeing, chairwoman Lauren Semple says.

What a fluke!

What a fluke!

A southern right whale and her calf cruise in Otago Harbour at Harington Point yesterday.