History was made at the Otago Regional Council compliance committee meeting yesterday, when a substitute chairman had to be elected, after the two councillors who usually led it did not attend.
With two weeks left until submissions for the Otago Regional Council's annual plan close, 10 submissions have been received.
They were the "silent army'' keeping the home fires burning, while the men fought for their lives and their country in foreign lands.
Options for reducing the flood hazard on the lower Taieri are to be considered by the Otago Regional Council.
Trudging along in the great outdoors in ill-fitting clothes will soon be a thing of the past, says a Dunedin designer who is releasing a new clothing line for the female hunter.
A lot more fishers could be tying up for good if the Kotuku tragedy results in more compliance costs for an already embattled small fishing fleet, Port Chalmers Fishermen's Co-op Society president Neil McDonald says.
Hundreds of shocked workers walked away from Fisher and Paykel Appliances Mosgiel yesterday morning to contemplate their futures.
Tonight's the night for sports personalities-turned-ballroom dancers Monty Betham and Temepara George, but Dunedin experts say it is too hard to pick who will win the final of Dancing With The Stars.
Two Dunedin engineers' appeal to the Environment Court to have the consents to complete the $21.4 million Leith Lindsay Flood Protection Scheme cancelled began in Dunedin yesterday.
Dunedin nature writer Neville Peat is looking to lobby the Government for the chance to make Otago Peninsula New Zealand's first Unesco biosphere reserve.
No further complaints have been laid about problems with Dunedin Passenger Transport bus services following disruptions to some routes on Monday.
The sunny weather continued in Dunedin in March, with the city again receiving well above its usual sunshine hours for the month.
Various water issues dominated the second Dunedin City Council annual plan consultation meeting, with more than an hour passing before a question was asked about its support of the Awatea St stadium.
Disruption on Dunedin Passenger Transport bus routes may continue "off and on'' during the next few months as the company struggles with a continued lack of drivers, in addition to sickness and extra leave, it says.
Otago has received $182,905 for four projects in the latest round of national biodiversity funding, with the bulk of it going to the Yellow Eyed Penguin Trust.
The chance for new information highlighting the special nature of the Nevis River to be presented at a tribunal hearing is being welcomed by Fish and Game Otago.
A dust-up is brewing over responsibility for dealing with dust issues in urban Central Otago.
It will be another three months before the Otago Regional Council makes its final decision on its funding contribution to the planned Awatea St stadium, and the public will get a say first.
Many Otago ratepayers could be better off in the coming year, with the Otago Regional Council proposing a rate decrease of 3.86% on last year.
Last night's Dunedin City Council decision to proceed with the stadium puts the ball in the Otago Regional Council's court.