Rebecca Fox

Pizza ovens suggested as pollution culprits

Wanaka's pizza ovens could be in the firing line after a study found air pollution peaked in the ''restaurant area'' of the town in early evening.

Big switch from coal to heat homes

Big switch from coal to heat homes

While Otago ranks third in New Zealand for its use of coal and is way above the national average for wood use, burning of the fuels has dropped, the Otago Regional Council says.

Debate over support for Enviroschools

Councillors frustrated by the lack of action in sorting out whether the Otago Regional Council should support an Enviroschools regional co-ordinator have called for action.

Student bus fares indecision

The future of discount bus fares for students hangs in the air as one bus company is unsure of the scheme's viability.

Hazard details prompt for city

Serious decisions, with major implications for how Dunedin plans and redevelops the city, will need to be made as a result of the hazard information now available to planners, Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead says.

Walkers' ranks swelling

Walkers' ranks swelling

The opportunity to explore the great outdoors with like-minded people is attracting greater numbers of keen walkers and trampers to the Taieri Recreational Tramping Club.

Ex-mayor 'humbled' by honour

Ex-mayor 'humbled' by honour

Making a ''small'' contribution to his community is all former Clutha mayor Cyril Edwin ''Juno'' Hayes ever hoped to do.

Lower speed limits recommended for five schools

Lower speed limits recommended for five schools

Only five out of about 80 Dunedin schools assessed for traffic problems could get 40kmh speed zones outside their gates.

Speed reductions proposed

Speed limits on 12 Dunedin roads could be reduced by up to 30kmh if a proposed bylaw change is approved by the Dunedin City Council.

Seabird sanctuary envisaged

Seabird sanctuary envisaged

An investigation has begun into how a yellow-eyed penguin reserve at Long Point, in the Catlins, could be turned into a sanctuary for a variety of seabirds.