Maniototo farmer Geoff Crutchley is "alarmed'' that the
recent resignation of experienced Otago Regional Council
staff could undermine implementation of the region's crucial
6A water plan.
Unruly winds and low water levels in the Water of Leith
caused a few complications during Dunedin's fifth ‘‘great
annual duck race'' yesterday, but about $30,000 was
successfully raised for charity.
A Big Little Day Out at the Forsyth Barr Stadium turned into
a big success, organisers said.
The Otago Regional Council is establishing a more grass-roots
Otago water quality stakeholder group, reassuring critics who
feared a less productive national approach could be taken.
An international crowd-funding project is soaring towards
success and will further protect the kakapo, a critically
endangered flightless parrot.
More than 10,000 people have flocked to the Otago Museum's
Planetarium since it opened late last year, and visitor
numbers also rose sharply at the museum's Tropical Forest
More than 400 people have signed a petition urging the
restoration of an hourly ‘‘local to Dunedin'' bus, directly
linking Brighton, Green Island, Concord and South Dunedin.
University of Otago academic Prof Pauline Norris is concerned
New Zealand's overall drug costs will rise under the proposed
Trans Pacific Partnership agreement.
The Otago Regional Council has adopted a minimum-flow plan
change for the Waiwera River, after mediation resolved two
earlier appeals to the Environment Court.
The psychological shock for Christchurch people of
yesterday's ‘‘severe'' earthquake should not be
underestimated, a University of Otago academic says.
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