The Dunedin City Council's apparent inability to control waste is its own fault, Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead says.
Reports of environmental incidents in Otago have jumped to record levels as more residents complain to the Otago Regional Council.
Construction costs for Dunedin's bus hub have crept $34,700 over budget.
A report citing ``serious concerns'' with some rodeo practices has been welcomed by the sport's governing body.
Response crews are working to fix a fault that has 200 Cromwell residents without power this evening.
Otago has lost at least $230,000 in cyberattacks in 18 months, in what the Chamber of Commerce calls the "single biggest risk" to small businesses in the region.
Environmentalists will welcome Rainbow Warrior into Dunedin by boat, bike and feet this weekend to oppose offshore drilling in Southern waters.
Fears of a bird pox outbreak in Otago waxeyes have been cast into doubt by Dunedin's wildlife hospital and the Department of Conservation.
The Government's five-year clean waterways plans are being welcomed in Otago as a way to halt a "worrying trend'' of lake and river degradation.
Plans for land once tagged for a new Otago Regional Council headquarters are likely to remain in limbo until harbourside development plans come to fruition.
A potentially severe bird pox outbreak among Otago’s waxeyes could cause deaths and spread to other avian species.
Dunedin communities will take charge of their own pest trapping as extensive predator-free works move into the suburbs and city.
As southern petrol prices continue to rise, the burn in motorists' pockets could be pushing them to use alternative forms of transport.
A $4.33 million Government grant has launched a ''hugely ambitious'' five-year project to kill populations of predators over 31,000ha of Dunedin land.
Police are stepping up road patrols after a weekend operation caught a motorist travelling 65kmh over the speed limit.
The Ravensbourne Boating Club will not illegally use facilities as threatened, but will lobby governing bodies until a historical land-ownership issue is resolved.
A man caught by police in a Mosgiel foot chase this morning is appearing in court today.
A driver was pinged going 146kmh on an 80kmh stretch of road in Dunedin at the weekend, while ''numerous others'' were caught travelling more than 100kmh.
This seven-decade Dunedin romance starts with forbidden love and two young sweethearts running away from home.
With an influx of new hires, the Otago Regional Council plans to resolve past problems communicating with the public.