A $100,000 boost for the Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Group will be its "saviour", group members say.
A forecast of rough weather means cruise ship Ovation of the Seas will spend an extra day in Dunedin.
A controversial Christmas tree banner will take a holiday from its decorative duties after being slashed yesterday.
The Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Trust is to receive a $100,000 boost from the government to help with its predator control programme.
The regional council says prosecution is just one of many options to deal with polluters after paint ran through the Kaikorai Stream this week for the third time in two years.
Ruby Smaill (4), of Outram, can’t slide to the bottom of this hill at Memorial Park, Mosgiel as the yellow slide that once carried children down the slope has not yet been...
While a dry spell has been a strain on farmers, a good season last year has been the saving grace for many, Strath Taieri Irrigation Company chairman Bevan Wilson says.
New Zealand has been "really quite amazing'' at resettling refugees, which is why it should take in more.
Restrictions on set netting is one thing the country "can do right now" to slow the rapid demise of yellow-eyed penguins, University of Otago researcher Ursula Ellenberg says.
It took a close brotherhood to cope with months of gruelling days away from home fixing a railway line warped and snapped by the Kaikoura earthquake.
The Otago Peninsula Trust wants to bring the love of fluffy birds and historic forts to the people more easily and has opened an "info zone" in central Dunedin.
A Kaikorai Stream tributary in Frasers Gully glowed green on Wednesday night, possibly due to unconsented non-toxic tracer dye use.
The solution to empty volunteer sign-up sheets could be former refugee youth, who are enthusiastic to get the chance to give back to their community.
Banning coal has been suggested as a potential solution by some regional councillors after Otago had worse air quality results than usual this winter.
Environment Canterbury is "not doing its job" and is risking a breeding wallaby population establishing in Otago, a regional councillor says.
The Otago Regional Council is selling properties it owns in North Dunedin after pulling out of protection work on the flood-prone Lindsay Creek due to the cost of the project.
Four wallaby sightings in Otago in six weeks is ''definitely concerning'', but the Otago Regional Council says the animals still do not have a foothold in the region.
The claim commercial fishing is a major factor in yellow-eyed penguin decline is ''simplistic'' and ''counterproductive'', Fisheries Inshore New Zealand chief executive Jeremy Helson says.