Otago is a province with a rich history of achieving
firsts. We have led the way in many fields and that tradition
continues. Researchers at the University of Otago are
attracting international attention and some have been granted
millions of dollars for cutting-edge projects. What are they
up to? Reporter John Gibb does his own research on the
Otago Regional Council member Gerry Eckhoff says it is
''regrettable'' the council has earmarked no funding to
support community groups, including those in Central Otago,
battling to remove wilding trees.
The Otago Regional Council has delayed establishing a
stakeholder consultation group after hearing that national
lobbyists could be like ''ferrets fighting in a sack'', and
undermine the council's interests.