More than 350 people from around the world have booked to see the kakapo Sirocco, one of the world's rarest parrots, at the Ulva Island bird sanctuary, Stewart Island, over the next six weeks.
Otago Daily Times cartoonist Garrick Tremain spoke about his work and gave details of his new book, 20 Years of Garrick Tremain at a New Zealand Book Month event at the Dunedin Public Library last night.
An education programme has been launched to help young people gain an understanding of New Zealand sea lions and the challenges they face in life.
A young yellow-eyed penguin got its first look at the beaches of home yesterday after a three-week "OE" in the North Island.
Nik Hurring has spent many hours looking after injured and sick kereru. Rebecca Fox talks to the winner of the 2008 Otago Conservation Awards - Coastal.
University of Otago frog researcher Dr Phil Bishop has been named Auckland Zoo's inaugural Conservationist of the Year.
Dunedin will host the Special Olympics National Summer Games in 2013, a four-day event tipped to bring an estimated $2.5 million to $3 million to the city.
Macraes Flat is well known as the home of New Zealand's critically endangered skinks, but now there is a new claim - that the area has the highest diversity of threatened plants for its size in the country.
It was unexpected, but the New Zealand sea lion's curiosity and interest in humans won Shaun McConkey over.
Connecting people with conservation work and issues in their area is the aim of this year's Conservation Week, with its theme being Meet the Locals. To celebrate the week, a range of activities will be held throughout Otago, from planting days to picking up litter.
Harington Point residents feel something is being done at last to deal with erosion at Te Rauone beach.
A project to manage the flood risk affecting Lake Wakatipu communities has received approval from an Otago Regional Council committee.
Dunedin could be one of the first areas to implement the Government's promised SuperGold Card free off-peak public transport initiative for people over the age of 65.
Milton residents will soon be able to receive the benefits of the Otago Regional Council's Warm Homes, Clean Heat, Clean Air project.
The hearing into the future of Milton's wastewater treatment plant has been adjourned as an independent panel deliberates on two days of evidence.
The Clutha District Council has attacked the Otago Regional Council for what it calls a "myopic, one-sided exercise in advocacy" in day one of the hearing into its application to discharge treated wastewater into the Tokomairiro River.
A burning couch which set fire to a block of flats in Dunedin in the early hours of Saturday could have resulted in several deaths, police say.
Dunedin Buddhists joined others around the world in a vigil for peace on Saturday, praying for those who have died tragically, are oppressed or starving.
"Disturbing" environmental damage in the Waipahi and Catlins river catchments has left Otago Fish and Game councillors shocked at what farmers can do to their land.
Fish and Game Otago will push for a higher minimum flow in the Lindis River to better protect its ecosystem during dry years.