Dunedin Airport’s own practices concerning birds do more to raise the risk to aviation safety than the proposed Smooth Hill landfill would, the Dunedin City Council’s aviation expert says.
No report was produced as a result of mediation between councillors and Otago Regional Council staff, the council’s chairman says.
The final report from the Manuherikia River technical advisory group is expected to be ready for Otago regional councillors this winter.
The Government’s new plan to lower transport emissions is better than the "disaster" of last year’s scheme to get drivers into electric cars.
Reports of suspicious activity in the Dunedin suburb of Burnside on Friday night led police uncovering meth pipes and live ammunition in a Dunedin property.
A man with nowhere to sleep got his wish and was taken into police custody on Saturday after his third visit.
An aviation expert is confident the Dunedin City Council can keep gulls away from its planned landfill south of the city.
The environment minister has ordered an investigation into the Otago Regional Council for the second time in under three years.
The number of residents at the Southern District Health Board’s Dunedin Covid-19 self-isolation facility peaked at four bubbles using the facility at one time during the present outbreak.
Eighteen long-stay patients at Wakari Hospital have been identified as candidates to move into the community amid a rethink of mental health and addiction services in the South.
Seven Covid-related deaths have been reported in the South over the past three days, but the head of the Southern Covid-19 response says the vast majority of people dying with the disease in the region have had other serious health concerns.
"Institutional racism" and a lack of engagement with Pacific Island communities has led to a fail grade for the Southern District Health Board from Pasifika leaders.
The number of people with Covid-19 in Southern hospitals has increased, and two more deaths were reported yesterday.
For the first time, just as many southerners are in hospital because of Covid-19 as patients in for something else who just happen to have the disease.
Only one case of the virulent Delta strain of Covid-19 has been recorded in the South, the Southern District Health Board says.
For more than six decades Otago boys and girls have experienced the thrill of victory and the pain of defeat and deepened their love of the game of rugby at the Taieri Sevens.