A house which cost less than $350,000 to build has won the supreme award in the Southern region house of the year awards announced in Invercargill on Saturday.
"Basically crap" is the impression an Otago Regional Council water quality report gives of three of Dunedin City's significant waterways, Cr Michael Deaker says.
Otago regional councillors have voted 7-4 to financially back the Awatea St stadium in today's crunch meeting - removing the project's last political hurdle.
Insults and jeers hurled from a packed public gallery failed to deter seven Otago regional councillors from supporting the council's funding of the Awatea St stadium, although the decision came with conditions some think will be difficult to meet.
Money, education and consultation with industry have failed to achieve the environmental outcomes the council and community desire of dairy farms, Otago regional councillor Duncan Butcher says.
Dunedin marine engineering company Ferrum Engineering has lodged an appeal with the Environment Court seeking the cancellation of the Otago Regional Council's designation for its new office block.
Two or three undecided Otago regional councillors appear to hold the fate of the Awatea St stadium in their hands as the council meets today to vote on funding the project.
Bus fares and compliance monitoring costs will go up if recommendations by the Otago Regional Council's hearing subcommittee are accepted by the council, but the general rate will go down.
They glide and wheel, riding effortlessly on the breeze over the wake behind the boat.
Demand for Central Otago rabbit meat has grown, with nearly 20 supermarkets around the country stocking Tarras Game Foods' products.
While the latest survey of clam beds at Waitati Inlet has shown they are sustainable, the Dunedin company harvesting the shellfish faces challenges from pollution and plans to develop Otago Harbour.
Police want help from the public after two separate incidents in Dunedin where one woman was robbed and another intimidated.
NewZealand's "special tone of voice" when writing hymns will be one characteristic Emeritus Prof Colin Gibson will speak about at international hymn society conferences next month.
Seven years after a 1080 poison drop in the northern Blue Mountains in West Otago reportedly killed up to 75% of the area's fallow deer, another poisoning operation is to go ahead, with hunters' reluctant consent.
East Taieri School pupils got into the spirit of World Environment Day with enthusiasm yesterday, swinging shovels over their shoulders and carrying their plants and trowels as they headed off to create a new home for skinks and geckos.
From a 10-part challenge to be sustainable, to pupils helping clean up stream habitat, a variety of activities are being planned throughout Otago to mark World Environment Day.
A basic right of every New Zealander to put a dinghy in the sea to get a "feed of fish" will be denied by new measures to protect threatened dolphins, Dunedin recreational fishing advocates say.
Fishermen around the country need to unite and fight the "over the top" measures to protect the rare Hector's and Maui dolphins announced yesterday, Port Chalmers Fishermen's Co-op Society president Neil McDonald says.
An Environment Court judge has declined the Otago Regional Council's application for costs to be awarded to the council after a legal challenge from a Dunedin marine engineering company last year.
How the Otago Regional Council's consultants used or did not use historic flood data in their design of the Leith Lindsay Flood Protection Scheme in Dunedin has been questioned in the second day of an Environment Court appeal of the resource consents granted for the project.