Otago rivers are dropping steadily again as the benefits from
rain earlier this month evaporate.
Helping administer anaesthetic and fluids to an injured
yellow-eyed penguin during surgery was a once-in-a-lifetime
experience for two young marine biologists.
The cost of complying with new water-quality regulations
could be the ''nail in the coffin'' for some Central Otago
farmers, Otago Regional Councillor Gary Kelliher says.
Dorothy Mackle says she learnt early on that her husband
Leslie would not argue with her.
his tail and jumps for sticks madly like any terrier, but
when he puts on his red jacket he is all business.
A minimum flow has been set for the Pomahaka River which will
restrict the amount of water farmers can be take from the
river during dry periods.
Drought is one of the most stressful events a farmer can
face, Otago Rural Support Trust co-ordinator David Mellish
Drought conditions have officially been declared along the
East Coast of New Zealand by Primary Industries minister
It is not the Otago Regional Council's role to protect more
intensive farming systems, council chief executive Peter
Significant rainfall has eased the ongoing dry period in
Otago, but some farmers are still subject to irrigation
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