John Gibb

Deaf MP dispute could harm NZ

Deaf MP dispute could harm NZ

Dr Denise Powell, a trained teacher of the deaf, is "absolutely gobsmacked" over the dispute involving special funding for deaf Green MP Mojo Mathers.

One retires; another begins

One retires; another begins

One door closes, another door opens.

Chinese consulate in Christchurch will help Dunedin

Chinese consulate in Christchurch will help Dunedin

A newly established Chinese consulate in Christchurch will significantly strengthen Dunedin's growing trade and tourism links with China, Chinese community representatives believe.

River report hailed by conservationists

River report hailed by conservationists

Two Otago conservation bodies have welcomed a national report which highlights serious concerns about declining water quality in the nation's rivers and urges more co-ordinated action to protect them.

4000 OUSA 'college packs' given to first-years

4000 OUSA 'college packs' given to first-years

As the start of student Orientation looms next week, Otago University Students' Association staff and volunteers were busy yesterday delivering nearly 4000 "college packs" to Dunedin colleges of residence.

Improvement in mohua numbers

Good numbers of mohua, one of the country's most endangered birds, have been found by the Department of Conservation during a recent annual survey in the Catlins.

Dunedin market day attracts thousands

Dunedin market day attracts thousands

Thousands of people packed themselves, mostly cheerfully, into the inner-city streets of Dunedin for a colourful Thieves' Alley Market Day on Saturday.

Stranded-fish policy floated

Better times may lie ahead for trout left stranded in dried-up streams over summer, with policy changes mooted so they can be shifted to safety.

Cruise crew lose 8-2

Cruise crew lose 8-2

They may not all become All Whites, but Green Island Football Club members enjoyed their own passionate international sporting encounter with a composite overseas team from a visiting cruise ship on Saturday.

Wright remains chairman

Monty Wright has been reappointed Otago Fish and Game Council chairman and Dave Witherow remains the council's representative on the New Zealand Fish and Game Council.