The Central Otago Environmental Society is surprised and disappointed by the Department of Conservation's agreement to withdraw its opposition to Golden Bush Mining Ltd's Lower Nevis Valley gold-mining application.
A survey of immigrants shows 45 percent of them have been attracted to where they live in New Zealand by a better physical environment and access to nature than in the country they left.
Environment stewards, economic developers or both? Rebecca Fox talks to retiring Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Cairns about the role of the local body.
Appropriate national direction should mean the extra layer of governance proposed by the Land and Water Forum yesterday will not be needed, Otago Regional Council chief executive Graeme Martin says.
It is not every day you see 70 school children equipped with blue rubbish bags and rubber gloves, but Dunedin's Rotary Park School pupils donned their disposable gloves for a cause yesterday morning.
Rooks have been reported in many places in Otago so far this season but, bucking a recent trend, have not been seen in the Strath Taieri area.
The owner of an Omarama high country farm is challenging a Save the Mackenzie Country campaign.
A community group spawned by the abandoned Project Aqua power scheme along the lower Waitaki River has now became a major guardian with an important role to play in the future.
A survey of Otago and Southland people on the future of lignite mining in Southland has revealed a balance between interest in jobs versus environmental concerns.
A Dunedin environmental scientist and two colleagues have won a top international science prize for developing a simple test which measures arsenic levels in drinking water.
People have to change the way they live with their coasts and understand them a lot better, applied coastal scientist Jim Dahm says.
Two dairy farms have to pay a total of $46,500 for illegal discharges of dairy effluent, penalties imposed in the Oamaru District Court yesterday.
Limiting the loading of nutrients is just as important as putting limits on water takes from aquifers, Environmental Science and Research principal scientist Murray Close says.
The need to adapt Dunedin's coastline to climate change will be discussed at a workshop in Dunedin next month.
Nomad Safaris has been recognised for its high standards of environmental practices with a Qualmark Enviro-Gold Award.
Between 30 million and 50 million tonnes of ice has separated from the Tasman Glacier (top and centre) terminal face in a massive calving that has resulted in at least 20 significant icebergs floating in the glacier's Terminal Lake.
The Students for Environmental Action (SEA) group has made a major change to its annual Organic Festival.
The establishment of a special committee by Environment Canterbury (ECan) to manage water resources in the lower Waitaki catchment and the Waimate district will be discussed at two public meetings next week.
What do you consider when shopping for a new video game console? The games available for the console? How much it will cost you? What about the ethical impact of your choices? Do you weigh what the creation of that console does to the environment, whether it was built in sweatshops or contains supplies sold to fund wars?
An Environment Court panel has suggested if the Otago Regional Council does not like its decision to allow the building of a house on flood-prone land at Karitane, the ORC should review its policies.