Another plan means another cost for ratepayers as regional, city and district councils implement the proposed New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2008.
The threat of being "shut down" has been aimed at dairy farmers after serious effluent discharge problems were found at eight farms throughout the region.
It is unlikely work on the first reach of the Leith Lindsay flood protection scheme will begin this year as planned, with continual delays adding to the cost of the Otago Regional Council project.
Serious non-compliance by Otago Regional Council consent holders has dropped, a monitoring and enforcement summary report for 2007-08 shows.
Central Dunedin has become an air-quality "trouble spot" and is under the spotlight as the Otago Regional Council investigates what is causing the air pollution.
Landowners served by flood-protection and drainage works on the Taieri Plain and Clutha delta may soon face costs in the millions of dollars to replace ageing and failing equipment.
A lack of interest by Central, North or South Otago residents and local authorities is just one of the reasons the Otago Regional Council has not scheduled a meeting outside Dunedin next year.
Two Dunedin projects aimed at protecting threatened species and enhancing the environment have secured government biodiversity funding.
It seemed like a simple request - to use a real car on stage for the "suicide" scene in the Dunedin stage production of The Full Monty.
Dunedin musician Bevan Gardiner has swapped the bright lights of the stage for quiet study time as he returns to student life after four weeks on the road with John Denver tribute show Whisper the Wind.
Having sewage flowing into Dunedin waterway's during heavy rainfall is unsatisfactory, says the Otago Regional Council.
All the winter debris has been cleared away and the water in St Clair Salt Water Pool is sparkling - ready and waiting for the first swimmers of the season.
Many of those who arrived to stay at Glendining Presbyterian Children's Homes remember their arrival as being "scary".
With 11 Newall siblings attending Wakari School it was well known that if you picked on one of them, then they would all come after you.
Tora, Taiaroa Head albatross colony's 500th chick, has gone off-line.
As pots tumbled out of the kiln, a group of Dunedin artists looked on, pleased their experiment at raku firing had worked, even if it needed a bit of "fine tuning".
Excavating under the 140-year-old Pukehiki Church to remove tonnes of earth, in the wet and cold for the past eight to 10 months, has not dampened the spirits of a group of Otago Peninsula teenagers, who celebrated the end of the undertaking at the weekend.
Where else can you be on top of a mountain in a life-threatening situation and an hour later be having a beer in a pub?