The complexities of farming with irrigation in the Lindis and Ardgour valleys of the Upper Clutha were spelled out at an Environment Court hearing in Cromwell this week.
A low-flowing Lindis River could be worse for trout than periods of no flow, University of Otago zoology department head Prof Gerry Closs says.
The Lindis Catchment Group's Environment Court appeal against the ORC's plan change 5A decision on water allocation and minimum flows in the Lindis River catchment continued in Cromwell yesterday.
A former Otago Regional Council senior manager is backing an Environment Court appeal by the Lindis Catchment Group, representing irrigators, who are trying to overturn an ORC decision.
The debate between water experts over the way forward for the Lindis River catchment resumed in an Environment Court appeal in Cromwell yesterday without any sign of who is gaining the upper hand.
There were 1600 Rover Sunbeam ambulances built during World War 1. But only one has survived.
The Otago Regional Council is taking court action over alleged stormwater contamination of the Clutha River in Wanaka.
The future of the long-standing system of water races irrigating farms in the Lindis River catchment is in the hands of the Environment Court and looking very uncertain.
The Otago Regional Council is arguing against its own decision on how water in the Lindis River catchment should be allocated for irrigation.
The main entrance to Wanaka could be in for a dramatic change if a proposed $20 million to $30 million development is approved.
Fire crews are this morning continuing to monitor a fire by Lake Hawea that forced the evacuation of several houses yesterday.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has asked the public for submissions as it works on a master plan for the Wanaka town centre. It has been inundated by responses, writes Mark Price.
The South Island’s much-heralded first foray into KiwiBuild home ownership has been a bit of a fizzer — at least so far.
Two mountain guides were swept to their deaths by an avalanche in an area of Aoraki-Mt Cook National Park under a "dangerous avalanche conditions" warning.
Climate change has become a factor in climbers' decisions about when to venture into the Southern Alps.
The two guides killed in an avalanche near Aoraki/Mt Cook this morning have been named.
Two funerals in Wanaka at the weekend highlighted what the country's conservation effort has lost, in addition to the loss suffered by each individual family.
A man described as a 'back-country gentleman' was farewelled in Wanaka this afternoon.
Hundreds of mourners assembled at the Alpine Helicopters hangar in Wanaka for his Nick Wallis' funeral today.
Ideas on what to do with a new Wanaka reserve keep on coming.