Rebecca Fox

Another cold blast forecast

A cold sou'wester swept through Dunedin yesterday, dropping the temperature from 14degC to 6degC.

1080 strip trial can continue in Central Otago

A last-minute offer of land has meant the fourth and final year of a trial of a new way to aerially spread 1080 rabbit poison will go ahead.

The answer lies in snapping soil

The answer lies in snapping soil

Meran Campbell-Hood's quest to answer a question posed by her grandfather has been a winner in the past and this year was no exception.

'Bright future' if people join forces

'Bright future' if people join forces

Joy Davis is passionate about people working together for a brighter future for Mosgiel.

Health workers plan strike over pay

Health workers plan strike over pay

Nearly 1000 Otago and Southland health workers will join others nationwide to take strike action after being offered a 0.7% pay increase.

Irrigators face water ban after metering breaches

Seven Otago landowners face not being able to take water for irrigation this season after failing to comply with water metering regulations.

Coastal erosion under microscope

Coastal erosion under microscope

Coastal erosion could undermine flood banks and roads in the lower Clutha within three decades, an Otago Regional Council report warns.

August temperature record blown away

August temperature record blown away

A 67-year August temperature record for Dunedin melted yesterday as strong northwesterly winds buffeted the region, bringing down powerlines and trees, lifting roofing iron and fuelling a grass fire.

ORC ups its insurance

Fallout from the Rena grounding off Tauranga's coast has led the Otago Regional Council to nearly triple its insurance cover for harbour incidents.

Booklet on peripatus worm released

Booklet on peripatus worm released

The ancient peripatus or velvet worm, needs cold, damp, dark places to live.