Otago catchment groups will receive additional funding from the Otago Regional Council after councillors backed "a more strategic approach" to community-led freshwater improvements earlier this week.
The "appetite" to improve public transport at a regional level could be greater than Dunedin Mayor Aaron Hawkins thinks.
A tree has knocked out a power line in Lake Hawea-Albert Town Rd (State Highway 6) resulting in widespread power cuts for the next several hours.
Police are attending a truck and trailer crash in State Highway 93 near Mataura.
A patched Mongrel Mob member is licking his wounds in Dunedin Hospital after being bitten by a police dog following a dramatic car chase.
New rules for rural landowners to meet water quality standards may have been pushed out to 2026 — but the Otago Regional Council will not reveal its decision until February 8.
The investigation into work at Wellers Rock Jetty has found a consent was not required.
Limiting interim consents replacing "overly permissive" 100-year-old mining water rights to seven years "doesn’t go far enough" to protect the environment.
The Otago Regional Council is opposing ‘‘extraordinary powers’’ proposed for a new Crown agency to establish housing and urban development projects throughout New Zealand.
Community consultation must begin soon for the Otago Regional Council’s ‘‘not-fit-for-purpose’’ regional policy statement if it is to meet Minister for the Environment David Parker’s deadlines.
An investigation is under way after conservationists raised concerns about unconsented work at Wellers Rock Jetty, in Otago Harbour, yesterday.
Increased funding could be on the way for Otago’s "people on the ground" working on water-quality monitoring, native plant protection, wetland restoration and other community-driven environmental...
While it was a "tough" first day for retailers, Dunedin Mayor Aaron Hawkins is calling for patience after the first day of this year’s summer trials of the "Octagon Experience".
Nearly $12 million in capital spending has been shaved off Dunedin’s draft budget as the Dunedin City Council faces a proposed 6.5% increase in the rates take.
It is a big day for Brighton and a "huge" day for the Brighton Surf Life Saving Club.
The search for Vinnie Beecroft ended yesterday when his body was found near where he went missing nearly three days earlier.
Landowners at a troubled Otago waterway could ultimately see "boots on the ground" after Otago regional councillors decided not to let another scientific report "sit on a desk and gather dust".
Limiting interim consents replacing 100-year-old mining water rights to just seven years will stifle development of agribusiness in the region and have "significant repercussions" for the economy,...
St John was called out more than 36,000 times in Otago and Southland last year - a 6.9% increase from 2018.
A pager goes off and suddenly St John emergency medical technician Sandra Wilson’s day has changed.