The battle to stop the spread of the varroa bee mite to the south of New Zealand has been abandoned.
The Department of Conservation has set up a captive breeding programme for Cromwell's endangered chafer beetle (Prodontria lewisi).
Another round of court action is being considered by one of the groups fighting to prevent wind turbines from sprouting on Otago and Southland hills.
Duncan Laing's son Stefan set the tone at the famous swimming coach's funeral in Dunedin yesterday by noting, with a smile, that at least his father was on time for his own funeral.
Diplomat today, restaurateur tomorrow. That's the fate awaiting William McCormick, whose brief diplomatic career as United States ambassador to New Zealand will end with the change of government back home in November.
The Dunedin City Council has given the final tick of approval to the rezoning of a contentious piece of Taieri rural land next to Mosgiel.
Here at last is a place for birds to touch down safely - the only place in Otago for centuries guaranteed free of guns and spears or pests and pets.
The Otago Natural History Trust was yesterday urged to build its Orokonui Ecosanctuary visitor centre on a site closer to Orokonui, Waitati and Blueskin Bay.
The lack of late summer storms is having a beneficial effect on the survival of young native birds in Otago.
The fluoride debate is heating up in Dunedin's northern townships, just as construction of their new water supply gets under way.
When international tourist wholesalers go shopping for New Zealand attractions next month, they will find a new Dunedin offering available.
Vietnam veteran Winata (Jimmy) Opai began today with one last mission in mind: to lay a wreath at the cenotaph in memory of comrades who did not make it back from Vietnam.
Two staff members at the Puketai Care and Protection Residence in Dunedin are under investigation by Child, Youth and Family.
The Dunedin City Council's search for solutions to erosion problems along St Clair, Middle and St Kilda beaches is due to begin in earnest on July 1.
Dunedin city councillors will gather for a "brainstorming'' session once more information is available on the impact of the closure of Fisher and Paykel's Taieri whiteware manufacturing plant.
A plan to upgrade Dunedin's "tired and shabby'' public toilets was approved by the Dunedin City Council's infrastructure services committee this week.
Octagon toilets that open all hours and a contest to design a "Dunedin dunny'' are both possibilities following a meeting of the Dunedin City Council's infrastructure services committee yesterday.
Kotuku owner-skipper John Edminstin has lashed out at a Transport Accident Investigation Commission report into the sinking of his fishing boat.