Dunedin accommodation is being booked fast for the first test rugby match the city has hosted in about three years.
Hearing opposition to the Otago Regional Council's proposal to put $37.5 million towards the Awatea St stadium was a "sobering" experience, Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry said.
Developing a plan for delivering improved biodiversity on the Otago Peninsula needs to be thought through and ‘‘owned'' by the community, Department of Conservation technical support officer Bruce McKinlay says.
Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Cairns "philosophically" believes the Awatea St stadium could be of long-term benefit to the region, but wonders where its supporters are.
A proposed 25% increase in bus fares would discourage people from taking buses, submitters at yesterday's Otago Regional Council annual plan hearings warned.
A clear statement is needed from the Otago Regional Council to show what it is doing about climate change, environmental groups say.
Free buses and more shelters were among suggestions made recently to help the Otago Regional Council increase the numbers of bus users.
The Otago Regional Council is considering handing back the city's bus system to the Dunedin City Council.
Dunedin police last night arrested a 32-year-old man in relation to the robberies of six city banks in recent months.
"Everyone is in amazing good spirits" is the message China-based teacher Catherine McKinlay sent home to her parents in Dunedin after an earthquake devastated the southwestern region of the country on Monday.
Nearly 1000 Otago pupils are learning how to remain physically, mentally, spiritually and socially healthy at Dunedin's annual youth expo, which started yesterday.
Frankie Wells wound an Otago scarf around her neck and declared her wholehearted support for the Awatea St stadium - one of the few voices to do so at yesterday's Otago Regional Council plan hearings.
The Otago Regional Council is seeking costs as a result of the recent Environment Court appeal on the Leith Lindsay flood-protection scheme.
Ten of the 12 people who made submissions on the Orokonui Ecosanctuary's proposed visitor centre opposed the planned project, with one of the submitters describing the proposed building as a ‘‘flamboyant glasshouse''.
The Otago Regional Council's proposal to help fund the Awatea St stadium has ignited the most interest in ratepayers' submissions to its 2008-09 draft planning documents.
She is older than many of the rest-home residents she helps, but age has not stopped 83-year-old Dunedin woman Joyce Myers from working.
People are being urged to have their say about a proposed Otago Regional Council flood protection management bylaw.
About $8000 in government funding will help two Otago organisations highlight climate change issues as part of World Environment Day.