Rebecca Fox

Rennie to leave OBHS at year's end

Rennie to leave OBHS at year's end

When the bell rings for the final time at Otago Boys' High School this year, it will also signal the end of principal Clive Rennie's 46-year education career.

ORC plan draws few submissions

A ''business as usual'' Otago Regional Council annual plan has failed to grab the public's attention.

Dolphin advocate to speak to IWC

Dolphin advocate to speak to IWC

A Dunedin scientist heading to the latest International Whaling Commission meeting says it will be embarrassing to speak on New Zealand's reluctance to offer full protection to Maui's dolphins given its stance on Japanese whaling.

Toitu seeks $50,000 from ORC

Toitu seeks $50,000 from ORC

The Otago Regional Council is being asked to contribute about $110,000 towards Toitu Otago Settlers Museum's redevelopment and the Dunedin City Council-hosted EnviroSchools programme.

Minimum-flow level opposed

Minimum-flow level opposed

A large number of fish will die each year if the Otago Regional Council goes ahead with its proposed minimum flow for the Lindis River, Otago Fish and Game says.

ORC keeps watchover remote staff

Otago Regional Council staff who work alone are now required to carry emergency locator beacons.

Otago, Southland to develop combined land transport strategy

In a move to increase their ''political heft'', the transport committees of Otago and Southland are joining forces to develop a combined regional land transport plan.

Cycle-lane proposal approved

Cycle-lane proposal approved

A proposal to further develop options for cycle lanes on Dunedin's one-way system has been approved by the Otago Regional Council.

Opposition to bar hours extension

Ratbags representative Gavin Ellis has hit back at suggestions that extending the bar's opening hours to allow patrons to watch Fifa World Cup games would increase alcohol-related harm in the Octagon.

Autumn grass growth 'terrific'

After one of their best autumns in decades, Taieri farmers are hoping recent rainfall does not continue into winter.