Rebecca Fox

Fishers land 'community work'

Three Dunedin youths proud of their catch from the Water of Leith now face ''community work'' with Fish and Game Otago for fishing illegally.

'Huge benefits' from play-centre

'Huge benefits' from play-centre

More user-friendly play equipment suitable for a variety of ages has transformed the Brighton Ocean View Playcentre's playground.

$150k to plan for bus service

$150k to plan for bus service

The Dunedin City Council has agreed to provide $150,000 in the coming year's budget for investigations into a possible council takeover of the city's bus service.

Transport reserve fund 'can't be used'

Transport reserve fund 'can't be used'

The Otago Regional Council will not be funding the $300,000 of work the Dunedin City Council believes is needed before it makes a decision on taking over the city's public bus services.

Open budget for marine protected area

Open budget for marine protected area

Creation of a marine protected area in Otago is likely to cost at least $850,000.

Silt solution sought by harbour users

Silt solution sought by harbour users

Otago Harbour users, frustrated by increasing access difficulties to wharves and pontoons because of silt on the harbour bed, want the Otago Regional Council to help find a solution.

Castle trust proposes walkway

A coastal walkway from Cargill's Castle to Tunnel Beach would be a great tourist attraction, Cargill's Castle Trust says.

Community groups seek water quality support

Community-based groups seeking to improve water quality in their areas have asked the Otago Regional Council for support and funding.

Bus discount suggestion

Greater discounts for students and those on low incomes are needed to get more people on buses, interest groups say.

Proof of earlier sealion species

Proof of earlier sealion species

Comparison of DNA from ancient and modern sea lion bones has proved the sea lions which roamed New Zealand's coasts centuries ago were genetically different from the subantarctic sea lions which are recolonising Otago's coastline.