Skinks might not be as ''sexy'' as other endangered wildlife but giving $146,000 to support the work of a community group focusing on boosting the Otago skink population is money well spent, Conservation Minister Nick Smith says.
After warm weather and record-setting sunshine hours for
Queenstown last month, snow fell again at the resort's
After eight years' work, including more than 5000 volunteer
hours, the group responsible for the Clutha Gold Trail had
its efforts recognised in Balclutha this week.
Former Waitaki mayor Alex Familton believes the Waitaki
District Council should not today increase and extend its
loan with the North Otago Irrigation Co.
A woman has been assaulted after interrupting an intruder in
her Invercargill home early this morning.
Job losses and the early closure of Macraes Mine could be the
consequence of proposed changes to groundwater allocation in
Otago, Oceana Gold representatives told a hearings panel in
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