Work has begun on clearing the Otago Regional Council's new harbourside office block site.
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.
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.
Serious non-compliance by Otago Regional Council consent holders has dropped, a monitoring and enforcement summary report for 2007-08 shows.
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.
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.
Another plan means another cost for ratepayers as regional, city and district councils implement the proposed New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2008.
House prices have recovered slightly as the country heads into spring, real-estate figures for September suggest.
A just-completed land exchange in the Nenthorn, Macraes area has added 330ha of permanent habitat for grand and Otago skinks.
Helping develop skills in young would-be surf life-savers in the hope they will stay with the sport is the aim of a new training camp being held by Surf Life Saving Otago.
Ten months ago, Harrison Kemp was in a critical condition in Dunedin Hospital with leg injuries.
With cries of "reel it in", Jacob Yee urged his younger brother on as they caught their first salmon yesterday - but it was an experience that very nearly did not happen.
People whose lives had been touched by Dunedin woman Diane Campbell-Hunt were yesterday devastated at the news of her death while tramping.
September was a record-breaking weather month for Otago, with Dunedin reaching its highest temperature, 25.6degC, since records began in 1947.
The breach in TrustPower's Deep Stream hydro-electricity extension project has not only raised concerns about the impact on fish life in the streams affected, but has also highlighted a jurisdictional issue over which council is responsible for consenting repair work.
Two "dolphins" took to the streets of Dunedin yesterday to raise funds and money for the endangered Hector's and Maui dolphins.
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.