The New Zealand Government is in an ''uncomfortable place''
over Australia's bid to join the United Nations Human Rights
Council, Prof Andrew Geddis says.
Dunedin widower Fin Heads has won a landmark human rights
case over what he terms ''obscene'' legislation that forced
him to choose between his superannuation and his dead wife's
The Otago Regional Council has postponed making planned
further changes to Dunedin bus routes until April, because of
delays over a new ticketing system.
Manager Peter Moore feels satisfied that Mosgiel Memorial
RSA's $1.2 million redevelopment has been a big success, and
now he's moving on.
Some unusual water conditions on the Otago coast, including
local tidal surges and strong currents, resulted from waves
produced by the magnitude 8.3 earthquake near the coast of
Chile last month.
The Otago Regional Council is taking ''extreme rainfall and
flood events'' into account in deciding if prosecution should
be considered for farming effluent breaches.
The Otago Museum has admitted counting errors previously
inflated annual visitor numbers in 2013-14 by 65%.
The Otago Regional Council is working collaboratively with
other regional councils and organisations over many issues,
including dam safety measures.
Prof Jonathan Waters, an evolutionary biologist at the
University of Otago zoology department, has been elected a
Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
The Robbie Burns statue in the Octagon, Dunedin, is sporting
a life jacket to mark Safer Boating Week, which ends on
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