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.
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.