An apology has been issued to about 100 rural water users who were mistakenly charged an extra $715 each by the Otago Regional Council.
It is 20 years since many of them have been together, but the pink door of Dunedin's No 3 Clyde St has drawn its painters back to celebrate the heady days of 1988.
So far this season, only one of the dairy farmers prosecuted in the past year has reoffended but the Otago Regional Council is still concerned at dairy effluent pollution levels.
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It is hoped up to $50,000 can be raised to help the endangered northern royal albatross at Taiaroa Head with the production of a special line of 2008 Royal Albatross wines.
In a "gruesome find", the burnt body of a cat has been discovered on top of the remnants of a bonfire at Tomahawk beach.
Anti-whaling ship Steve Irwin, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's flagship, may visit Dunedin next month to refuel and pick up supplies for its campaign in the Antarctic.
The impact on small communities by the Otago Regional Council's proposed water plan changes could be substantial, Cr Gerry Eckhoff says.
The Otago Regional Council has begun the process of setting minimum flows to protect the aquatic ecosystems, and their natural character, of the Nevis River, in Central Otago.
Otago's rock lobster quota will be increased for next season, but by how much is still to be debated, an Otago management committee spokesman says.
Otago will miss out on early warnings of thunderstorms and heavy downpours when MetService's new service goes live next July.
A tough new pest management strategy will soon become operative, forcing landowners to ensure rabbit numbers conform to a new lower standard by 2012.
Opus International Consultants Ltd has missed its third deadline in two months to provide the information described as "critical" to the progress of the Otago Regional Council's Leith Lindsay Flood Protection Scheme.
A "Rolls-Royce building on a prime waterfront site" at a considerable cost to ratepayers is not the answer to the Otago Regional Council's space problems, Cr Doug Brown says.
Otago regional councillors are still divided over whether to go ahead with their council's proposed waterfront office block, yesterday voting to wait on the outcome of a tender process before finally committing to the project.
Thirty eggs have been laid by the endangered royal northern albatrosses at Taiaroa Head so far this breeding season.
Winning $250,000 each just months away from being made redundant has given four workers at Fisher and Paykel's Mosgiel plant freedom from worry.
After about 30 years as a Santa's helper, Dick Knopp knows the answer to just about every curly question that comes from an inquiring child.
Investigating how McCann's skinks give birth has been made possible for a University of Otago student through an environmental scholarship.
A previously unknown penguin species roamed South Island shores until a few hundred years ago, DNA from prehistoric bones has shown.