Many Otago ratepayers could be better off in the coming year, with the Otago Regional Council proposing a rate decrease of 3.86% on last year.
It will be another three months before the Otago Regional Council makes its final decision on its funding contribution to the planned Awatea St stadium, and the public will get a say first.
A dust-up is brewing over responsibility for dealing with dust issues in urban Central Otago.
Ten of the 12 people who made submissions on the Orokonui Ecosanctuary's proposed visitor centre opposed the planned project, with one of the submitters describing the proposed building as a ‘‘flamboyant glasshouse''.
Otago has received $182,905 for four projects in the latest round of national biodiversity funding, with the bulk of it going to the Yellow Eyed Penguin Trust.
The chance for new information highlighting the special nature of the Nevis River to be presented at a tribunal hearing is being welcomed by Fish and Game Otago.
Disruption on Dunedin Passenger Transport bus routes may continue "off and on'' during the next few months as the company struggles with a continued lack of drivers, in addition to sickness and extra leave, it says.
Various water issues dominated the second Dunedin City Council annual plan consultation meeting, with more than an hour passing before a question was asked about its support of the Awatea St stadium.
The sunny weather continued in Dunedin in March, with the city again receiving well above its usual sunshine hours for the month.
About $8000 in government funding will help two Otago organisations highlight climate change issues as part of World Environment Day.
No further complaints have been laid about problems with Dunedin Passenger Transport bus services following disruptions to some routes on Monday.
Dunedin nature writer Neville Peat is looking to lobby the Government for the chance to make Otago Peninsula New Zealand's first Unesco biosphere reserve.
Two Dunedin engineers' appeal to the Environment Court to have the consents to complete the $21.4 million Leith Lindsay Flood Protection Scheme cancelled began in Dunedin yesterday.
How the Otago Regional Council's consultants used or did not use historic flood data in their design of the Leith Lindsay Flood Protection Scheme in Dunedin has been questioned in the second day of an Environment Court appeal of the resource consents granted for the project.
Tonight's the night for sports personalities-turned-ballroom dancers Monty Betham and Temepara George, but Dunedin experts say it is too hard to pick who will win the final of Dancing With The Stars.
Dunedin businesses are being disadvantaged by increasing incidents of vandalism and it is time something is done, Dunedin finance company chief executive Allan Hewitt says.
Trudging along in the great outdoors in ill-fitting clothes will soon be a thing of the past, says a Dunedin designer who is releasing a new clothing line for the female hunter.
They were the "silent army'' keeping the home fires burning, while the men fought for their lives and their country in foreign lands.
Hundreds of shocked workers walked away from Fisher and Paykel Appliances Mosgiel yesterday morning to contemplate their futures.