Rebecca Fox

Stall holder now running the show

Stall holder now running the show

Six weeks ago Jakkii Goody, of Napier, swapped from being a stall holder to running the Great New Zealand Craft Show, which is on this weekend in Dunedin.

More details required for septic tank policy

An inspection regime for septic tanks is likely to be needed but more information will be required before the Otago Regional Council sets a policy, chief executive Peter Bodeker says.

ORC voting change bid fails

ORC voting change bid fails

A push by a councillor to change the Otago Regional Council's voting system for the 2016 local body elections has been derailed due to his need to catch a plane.

New approach to dairy inspections

Dairy farmers who fail to improve their systems to protect the environment and those in catchments with degraded water quality will face more inspections from the Otago Regional Council this season.

August month for many weather records

The combination of northwesterly winds and the foehn effect which hit the South Island at the start of August combined to produce record-breaking temperatures, Niwa says.

Bye, bye blackbird

Bye, bye blackbird

It is bright, airy, warm, sheltered from the wind and gets afternoon sun.

Septic tank rules could get tougher

Tougher rules governing septic tanks in at-risk areas of Otago could be looming after a discovery leaking tanks could be contaminating the region's underground water supplies.

Head and deputy retire this year

Head and deputy retire this year

Balaclava School has been ''home'' to Sally Direen and Wendy Lamond for more than 20 years.

Winter milder than average

Winter milder than average

Otago's ''brilliant'' winter weather may give way to a cooler spring, weather watchers predict.

Charity collectors move into eftpos age

Charity collectors move into eftpos age

Student flatmates (from left) Rupert Wockner, Josh Harris and Josh Micallef (all 20) collect for the Otago-Southland Cancer Society's Daffodil Day in Dunedin yesterday with the help of an eftpos machine.