The Robbie Burns statue in the Octagon, Dunedin, is sporting
a life jacket to mark Safer Boating Week, which ends on
The Otago Regional Council has received requests from two
irrigation companies in Central Otago asking for their rates
to be remitted, after a change in valuation procedures.
About 200 people marched through central Dunedin to ''Take
Back the Night'' on Saturday.
A colourful fundraising calendar launched in Dunedin
yesterday could make a big difference to research which seeks
to improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes.
The opening of the
Chingford Park Disc Golf Course yesterday meant another
positive asset had been established in the city.
An international study highlighting higher cancer rates among
Maori than non-Maori shows childhood poverty ''casts a long
shadow'', and also increases adult cancer risks in this
Otago Regional Council staff are continuing their
preparations for some more low river flows this summer.
Eight prosecutions have been undertaken and 20 infringement
notices issued after non-compliance with Otago dairy farm
effluent discharge rules reached its ''second-worst'' level
in recent years.
New Zealand cannot afford to back down over protecting the
human rights of its citizens being detained for months in
remote Australian detention centres before being deported.
The Otago Regional Council has invited four firms to take
part in a competition to provide a design for the proposed
new central Dunedin bus hub, in Great King St.
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