Rebecca Fox

Trout move threatening

Trout move threatening

If trout invasions into the habitat of rare galaxias continue, at least two of Otago's threatened species could become extinct in the next 20 to 30 years, the Department of Conservation says.

Virgin axes Australia flights

Virgin axes Australia flights

In a blow to Dunedin's travel and tourism industry, direct flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne this summer have been dropped.

Council pushes for rabbit-proof fences

Council pushes for rabbit-proof fences

As the number of rabbits in traditional Central Otago hot spots continue to breach allowable totals, the Otago Regional Council is appealing to resource consent panels to require rabbit-proof fences around new subdivisions.

ORC to consider report on flow

Setting a minimum flow for South Otago's Tuapeka River might seem surprising but no-one knows what the future may hold, Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead says.

Tracking weather

Tracking weather

If you have ever wondered how much different the weather in Mosgiel or Fairfield is to Dunedin city, there is a way to find out.

Review of speed

Urban expansion in east Mosgiel has led to a proposal to reduce speed limits on parts of key district roads to make them safer.

Blaze attributed to electrical switchboard fault

An electrical switchboard fault is believed to be the cause of a shed and office blaze in Waimate yesterday morning.

Four hurt in wrong-way horror crash

Four hurt in wrong-way horror crash

Horrified motorists rushed to the aid of four seriously injured people after two cars collided head-on last night in the southbound lane of Dunedin's Southern Motorway, near Green Island.

Restoring Lake Tuakitoto big challenge

Restoring Lake Tuakitoto big challenge

Rectifying poor water quality in the ''shallow, muddy puddle'' of Lake Tuakitoto could be one of the hardest challenges the Otago Regional Council faces, some councillors say.

Rugby: Fekitoa centre of attention

Rugby: Fekitoa centre of attention

Nerves took over as Highlanders midfielder Malakai Fekitoa headed on to Eden Park with just 20 minutes to go to make his test rugby debut for the All Blacks, against England, on Saturday night.