Some of Otago's rivers are dwindling to minimum flows and
below as a dry year begins to take its toll.
Provincial one-day cricket proved a popular drawcard at the
University Oval in Dunedin yesterday, with the double of a
sunny day, and a holiday, attracting 765 people.
Conditions in Otago have not yet climbed to extreme, but fire
chiefs across a dry region have urged holidaymakers to take
care in the risky summer holiday season.
The problem with grand political ideas formulated to
ameliorate the sufferings of humans is that they invariably
end up being perverted, spoiled and brought undone - by
Among about 5000 cruise-ship visitors flocking to Dunedin at
the weekend were United States citizens Jim and Lynn Jackson,
who live near the city's American namesake, Dunedin, in
Two Taieri Rd families received an early Christmas present
last week, when they were given permission to fell a giant
redwood that had damaged their driveway and limited access to
Potential neighbours of a proposed 118-lot residential
development in Mosgiel have come out in force against the
plan, angry their "semi-rural" suburb could make way for more
Boxing Day sales drove a day of festive spending in Dunedin,
with shoppers on a mission thronging city streets.
John Lennon may not have been thinking about Christmas dinner
at the St Andrews St Church of Christ when he wrote
Imagine, but the lyrics - "imagine all the people,
sharing all the world" - were appropriate as they wafted
through the hall yesterday.
Kereyn Smith's appointment to the Highlanders board has
broken new ground for rugby in the South - she is the
franchise's first female director.
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