A love of animals and a desire to learn meant giving up her
summer holidays to be a volunteer was not hard for veterinary
student Sarah Stephen.
A proposal to reduce the number of mental health beds in ward
11 at Wakari Hospital is still ''under development'', the
Southern District Health Board says.
The ''vile'' smell over Waikouaiti was caused by composted
fertiliser, including chicken manure, being spread over a
paddock, the Otago Regional Council says.
A tracked excavator fitted with a single-tine ripper breaks
up the concrete steps beside the Water of Leith near the
University of Otago registry earlier this week.
Controversy over who needs a licence to fish at the mouth of
the Taieri River has been clarified after a meeting between
recreational fishermen and Fish and Game Otago.
An ''exceptional'' breeding season for two translocated bird
species at Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a boost for conservation
and advocacy, Prof Ian Jamieson says.
A ''vile'' smell has been blowing through Waikouaiti the past
few days, triggering an investigation by the Otago Regional
Dunedin and Oamaru have already had more than
threequarters of their average summer rainfall, yet there is
still half the season to go.
Otago recorded some of the highest and lowest temperatures of
2013, while Wanaka experienced its warmest year on record.
They are small, mostly unknown native fish but they are being
championed by a group of Otago master's students.
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