Otago Conservation Board

New focus for Otago Conservation Board, Doc says

Maintaining the ability to give ''frank and independent'' advice as well as work in partnership with the Department of Conservation will be a challenge for Otago's new conservation board, department partnerships manager Barry Hanson says.

Appointments reflect shift in focus

Appointments reflect shift in focus

A new-look Otago Conservation Board - heavy with tourism and business representatives - has been appointed.

Grass carp anxieties responded to

Grass carp anxieties responded to

Concerns over the release of grass carp to control weed in North Otago irrigation canals have been raised by the Otago Conservation Board, but as reporter Sarah Marquet finds out, there is more to the story.

Doc left 'dead in the water'

Doc left 'dead in the water'

Otago's endangered wildlife and habitats are ''on their own'' because the Government's cuts and policies are undermining the processes set up to protect them, former Otago Conservation Board chairwoman Associate Prof Abby Smith says.

Conservation board cancels meeting

Conservation board cancels meeting

With its future hanging in the balance, the Otago Conservation Board has cancelled its next meeting.

Conservation Board members' terms to expire

Six places on Otago's Conservation Board will become vacant next year so the hunt is on for people with an interest in conservation.

Fears of merger allayed

Fears of merger allayed

The possibility of amalgamation between Otago and Southland's conservancies and boards is not something the Otago Conservation Board is aware of, chairwoman, Associate Prof Abby Smith says.

Plans for post office draw fire

Plans for post office draw fire

Plans for boutique accommodation to be provided in the historic St Bathans Post Office building have raised the ire of the village's heritage and environment preservation trust.

Salt marsh concerns

The Otago Conservation Board may understand why Port Otago wants to dredge the Otago Harbour, but it is concerned about the effect of such activity on the Aramoana salt marsh.

A first for board

A first for board

The Otago Conservation Board made history yesterday by electing its first chairwoman.

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