Providing a safe, sunny spot for injured lizards to recuperate is the aim of a hospital being set up at Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
A drop in the dollar, and the effects of restructuring, are finally being felt at Dunedin-based film-maker NHNZ, with demands for its work increasing.
Word of cold fronts and snow to low levels sent a chill into the hearts of keen anglers throughout the South on the eve of the 2008 fishing season.
Dunedin's Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust, responsible for "taking the human boot off the throat" of the penguin, has become the first New Zealand conservation organisation to win a prestigious BirdLife International Conservation Achievement Award.
Water users have a duty to the public to use the resource efficiently, so as not to disadvantage others in the community, United States water and environmental law specialist, Prof Joseph Sax, says.
Those with a common interest in looking after and managing their wetlands had a successful day planning for the future at a workshop this week on weeds and plant restoration at Waihola.
Arguments that deny global warming is occurring are numerous but all can be "robustly rebutted", National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research climate centre leader Dr David Wratt says.
Community support for a fashion fundraiser means a one-day-a-week service for women with postnatal depression will become a reality.
Northwesterly wind is expected to reach gale-force in many exposed parts of the South Island tomorrow and Saturday - the third time this week.
Finding rooks is easy, eliminating them is not.
July's Tri Nations rugby test in Dunedin directly brought $7.3 million to the local economy, but the figure could not encapsulate the "feel good" benefits it brought to the city, business and tourism leaders say.
If you think your love life is complicated, spare a thought for the first royal northern albatross to arrive at Taiaroa Head for the new breeding season.
Gatherings of female New Zealand sea lions along Otago's coast are not to be encouraged, it seems - unless they come of their own volition.
The Otago Regional Council has reported a $7.5 million operating surplus for the year, double its budgeted surplus and more than three times the previous year's $2.5 million result.
Ferrum Engineering has dropped its appeal to the Environment Court against the change of designation for the Otago Regional Council's new office block on the Otago Harbour Steamer Basin.
When James Reardon thinks of his return to the United Kingdom in terms of giving up the "magic" of the snow-capped Kakanuis and tussock landscape of Macraes Flat for the "grey drizzle" of Regent Park, London, he wonders at the sanity of relocating.
Dummy female sea lions may be placed lying alluringly on Otago beaches to attract more of the mammals to breed on the mainland.
Otago Regional councillors have backed off from a suggestion it require water permit holders to install water meters, even though a catchment investigation of the Strath Taieri showed only 48% of inspected takes were compliant.
Southland health providers will be consulted over a proposal to distribute drug funding to community pharmacies through bulk-funding of primary health organisations.
A man, believed to be 44 years old, was shaken but unhurt after falling down an old gold-mine shaft at Nenthorn, between Middlemarch and Macraes Flat, on Saturday.