Otago Peninsula jewelled geckos smuggled to Germany are the
first to return to New Zealand under strengthened rules
designed to crack down on poaching.
A retirement lifestyle village is planned for the Alexandra
area, run by a community owned charitable trust which would
plough profits back into the facilities.
While some might consider Nobuhiro ''Monster'' Tajima unlucky
for crashing his Super 86 hillclimb car mere kilometres into
the 14.5km courser, luck was on his side yesterday.
An engine issue grounded a Christchurch bound flight at
Dunedin International Airport yesterday, but Air New Zealand
has kept tight lipped about the problems.
A Dunedin City Council planner has ''strongly'' recommended
against giving retrospective consent for bedrooms illegally
added to a pair of student flats.
A public meeting on marine protection in Dunedin at the
weekend was well attended - about 90 people came - and the
discussion was heated.
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