Water supply and environmental problems in the Lauder
Creek area in Central Otago have attracted recent media
attention and were raised by councillors at a recent Otago
Regional Council meeting. John Gibb investigates some of the
International researchers, including University of Otago
zoologist Prof Phil Seddon, have highlighted the
effectiveness of New Zealand moves to save endangered species
by protecting them on predator-free offshore islands.
Internationally respected ocean chemist Prof Peter Croot, who
is now based in Ireland, has vivid memories of seasickness as
a University of Otago PhD student aboard a research vessel
jostling through morning swells at Taiaroa Head.