It is "inevitable" a third councillor will be needed in the Otago Regional Council constituency of Dunstan to help represent the fastest growing part of Otago, Cr Michael Deaker says.
They may only be small things, but in the Turner family hearing son Caleb laugh, clap his hands or even cry is "priceless".
Mosgiel may not experience as many days of high air pollution as some Central Otago towns but residents still need to be aware of the issue, the Otago Regional Council says.
Insulation companies are hiring during a tough recession due to the effect of the Government's subsidised plan to make New Zealand's houses more energy efficient.
Efforts to eradicate the aquatic weed pest lagarosiphon from Lake Wakatipu have been successful, but authorities will remain vigilant about a return of the weed.
The Otago Regional Council may appeal to government ministers in an effort to change a conservation order, after a significant part of the resource consent applications for Shotover Delta flood protection work was turned down.
It is unlikely work on Dunedin's Leith Lindsay flood protection scheme will begin before the summer of 2010-11.
Otago Regional Council staff have been asked to look into the tax implications of the payments the council is making towards the Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Dealing with children who have great expectations of the latest in technology, clothes, holidays and sports equipment can be a difficult challenge for parents in tough economic times.
Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) was granted a five-year consent to extract 1,070,000cu m of gravel from the Shotover delta within an area 300-500m wide and 1590m long on the true left side of the river.
Otago regional councillors will consider at a meeting tomorrow whether to review the council's representation in time for elections next year.
The Otago Regional Council's first payment towards the Forsyth Barr Stadium will come from its reserves, as its borrowing arrangements have not yet been finalised.
Water users are calling for more monitoring of Otago waterways proposed for minimum flows in a water plan change.
The death of Te Papa chief executive Seddon Bennington and his tramping partner has "staggered" the Dunedin museum community.
Concerns about maintaining recreational access and the wildlife experience in the Mt Aspiring National Park have been raised at the start of hearings on the park's draft management plan.
New Zealand's small native birds will soon be able to be tracked, thanks to tiny devices being developed at the University of Otago physics department.
An increase in the amount of flatfish that can be caught off the east and south coast of the South Island is estimated to be worth about $1.8 million to the commercial fishing industry.
A range of ideas for the future of public conservation lands and waters - from compensating landowners for protecting biodiversity to giving iwi title to specific parks - has been advanced at a public symposium.
Orokonui Ecosanctuary's kaka chick has taken to the treetops and while it still has some wobbly landings, it is growing up fast and needs a name.
Two southern fishermen are being taken to court by the Ministry of Fisheries for not allowing observers on board their boats last summer.