Otago's yellow-eyed penguins are the winners and endangered
Maui's and Hector's dolphins on the North Island's east coast
the losers in the latest round of observer programme
Very cold conditions will continue today as winds from the
Antarctic continue to whip through Dunedin.
The swish and thwack of canoe polo may join the more natural
sounds emanating from Dunedin's Ross Creek Reservoir for the
next year or so, as the Otago Canoe and Kayak Club tries out
a new court.
Wet weather and underground surprises have slowed work on the
multimillion-dollar makeover of the stretch of the Water of
Leith in front of the University of Otago's registry
The imbalance between Auckland and regions such as Otago is
becoming more pronounced, a Royal Society of New Zealand
Conservation Minister Nick Smith praised a Dunedin-based
trust yesterday as he announced $200,000 of Government
funding, but the money will not meet its bottom line.
Practical moves by fishermen will make more of a difference
to protecting New Zealand's sea birds than any answers
scientists or conservationists may come up with, Conservation
Minister Nick Smith says.
Mosgiel is heading for one of its worst air pollution winters
since recording began in 2006.
An estimated $3 million, five-year project to better
understand the ocean environment of Otago's endangered
species is being proposed.
Otago's water quality should be safe from further degradation
under the new national freshwater standards, the Otago
Regional Council says.
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