Rebecca Fox

Otago marine protected area forum group announced

Otago marine protected area forum group announced

The group which will lead the fight to change Otago's status as the only region not to have marine protection will be led by Dunedin environmental lawyer Maree Baker-Galloway.

Students getting on the buses

Students getting on the buses

A 25% discount on fares seems to be drawing students on to the city's public bus system, the Otago Regional Council says.

Council will not welsh on deal

Council will not welsh on deal

The Dunedin City Council will not be seeking repayment of the $400,000 debt it wrote off to save the Otago Rugby Football Union even though it was now back in the black.

Puzzling decisions on buses

Puzzling decisions on buses

Corstophine bus users are happy but those on Otago Peninsula are puzzled by the Otago Regional Council's latest decision on public bus routes.

ORC having to pay for temporary bridge

The Otago Regional Council is being forced to spend more than $100,000 on a temporary footbridge across the Water of Leith when at least two other options for crossing the waterway are nearby.

Warning over council income

Being able to keep its general rate increase to 2.49% is good news but it is only thanks to the Otago Regional Council's ownership of Port Otago and its good investments, Cr Michael Deaker says.

Another year of stadium rate

Another year of stadium rate

Unexpected ''interest changes'' mean Otago ratepayers will face another year of paying a special rate for Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium.

300 sea lion pup deaths prompt search for answers

Three hundred endangered New Zealand sea lion pups in the Auckland Islands have died this season from a disease not yet identified , Conservation Minister Nick Smith says.

Plan change close to final tick

The Otago Regional Council's water quality plan change is past its last major hurdle.

Royal wedding dress input 'fairy-tale'

Royal wedding dress input 'fairy-tale'

The windows were covered over and the keyholes blocked while a team of specialist embroiderers worked ''vast hours'' on delicate lacework which was to end up on Kate Middleton's wedding dress.