John Gibb

Swimming beach monitoring resumes

Swimming beach monitoring resumes

Regional council scientists are back splashing around in the surf this month as weekly beach monitoring resumes around the country.

Couple game for anything— in cyberspace, at least

Couple game for anything— in cyberspace, at least

Recent Otago Polytechnic graduates Lilian Kidoo and Andrew Napper are, in a sense, a match made in cyberspace.

Irrigators need to share low water flows: ORC

Irrigators sharing water will be "critical'' in Otago again this summer, Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead says.

Moves to counter wallaby incursions

Moves to counter wallaby incursions

Working closely with Environment Canterbury and with other groups holds the key to preventing breeding populations of wallabies establishing themselves in North Otago.

Rabbit control: working together ‘essential’

Rabbit control: working together ‘essential’

Working together with neighbours and other land users in Central Otago is crucial to maintain effective rabbit control.

Unlisted quarries sought

After recent deaths, the quarry industry's national safety body wants to identify what it believes could be dozens of unregistered quarry operators in Otago-Southland.

Prescription cost too much for some

Prescription cost too much for some

Some people are endangering their health by not picking up all of their medicine prescriptions, because they cannot afford the charges, two recent University of Otago studies show.

Residents unhappy with state of street

Residents unhappy with state of street

Residents say they are ‘‘fed up'' with loose gravel and tar in an Andersons Bay street over the past 10 months.

Crowd of about 7000 racegoers soaks up sun

Crowd of about 7000 racegoers soaks up sun

About 7000 people, many of them youngsters, swarmed to the Waikouaiti race meeting yesterday, soaking up the sun and revelling in the New Year's Day holiday atmosphere.

Call for better drought resiliency and planning

Call for better drought resiliency and planning

The Otago Regional Council's latest annual report shows much valuable environmental work has been done, but regional councillor Trevor Kempton has urged further improvements.