A solution may have been found to the problem of rubbish leaking out from Hampden's old dump.
A "wonderful opportunity" and "way over the top" were some of the descriptions people gave the Otago Regional Council's proposed office block at long-term plan hearings yesterday.
Trains, buses and cycling dominated submissions on the final day of public consultation on the Otago Regional Council's 10-year plan yesterday.
The Otago Regional Council proposal to build a $31 million office block on the harbourside drew criticism and encouragement yesterday.
Taieri farmers have called for a review of the way rates for drainage and flood protection works are set in their area to ensure those getting the most benefits from any proposed works pay.
The University of Otago is opposed to the 25% increase in bus fares proposed by the Otago Regional Council.
About 60 to 70 jobs would be created if plans to build a McDonald's restaurant and McCafe in Hartstonge Ave, Mosgiel, are approved.
Farmersd would "throw up their hands in disgust" if handed the Otago Regional Council's rabbit control compliance strategy and procedures, Cr Duncan Butcher says.
Submissions to the Otago Regional Council's draft 10-year plan will be heard during four days of hearings around the region this week.
For three generations, the Port Chalmers community's hardware needs have been met by the Aitcheson family from its George St building, but come July that tradition will end.
A 1080 poisoning plan is being developed by the Department of Conservation so it can be prepared if the population of rats and stoats gets out of control and threatens endangered species in Operation Ark programmes in the Catlins and Dart-Caples areas.
A Dunedin legal tradition continued yesterday as six second and in some cases third generation lawyers were admitted to the bar.
The "Brockville Battler" is giving up his "battle of wills" with the Dunedin City Council to take more of a back seat in his work standing up for the working man.
Two brooches made of human hair, gold and enamel have been stolen from Constance de Bathe Brandon's boudoir at Larnach Castle, on Otago Peninsula.
A request from the Dunedin City Council for a 35-year term for broad-coverage resource consents for routine road maintenance work has drawn opposition from Otago Regional Council staff.
Four yellow-eyed penguins have died following dog attacks along Otago's coast in the past six months, prompting the Department of Conservation to issue a warning to dog owners to keep their pets under control on beaches.
Fishing folk will take a nostalgic look at the industry in the lower South Island when the Port Chalmers Fishermen's Co-operative Society celebrates its 100th year.
Rainbow lorikeets, distinctive multicoloured parrots with a blue head, which threaten native birds and the horticultural industry, have been sighted in the wild in Dunedin.
The Ministry of Fisheries is proposing to cut eight management jobs in Dunedin as part of nationwide changes to its "organisational design" to "better meet the expectations of a new Government".