Ten new permits have been granted for oil exploration in New
Zealand, including two off the coasts of Otago and Southland.
A restricted fire season was imposed in Clutha yesterday and
Central Otago will follow suit at the end of the week.
Landowners are rushing to get their water take consents
approved before minimum flows are established on Otago
rivers, Otago Fish and Game says.
Water standards that would allow nitrogen levels toxic enough
to affect young whitebait and trout are being proposed by the
Government, Fish and Game Otago environmental officer Peter
The leader of the lobby group that is close to bringing about
amalgamation of five local authorities in Hawkes Bay believes
each part of New Zealand has its own decision to make.
Gradual improvements in water quality in East Otago's Shag
River over nearly a decade have earned it the grand prize in
the inaugural 2013 New Zealand River Awards.
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