Go paddling in Otago rivers but "steer clear" of anything that looks black and slimy, the Otago Regional Council advises, in the wake of toxic algae being discovered in the Silver Stream at Mosgiel.
Waitaki First is taking a cautious approach to possible alternatives to 16 new dairy farms in the Omarama and Ohau areas being proposed by three companies.
An art auction at St Kevins College is the first to benefit from a new scheme in the Waitaki district aimed at encouraging people to look at their waste as a resource.
Conservation groups are vowing to continue fighting Government plans that could lead to mining in conservation areas off-limits to miners.
The increasing risk of conflict between noise sensitive residents, accommodation operators and bar owners is "Queenstown's Achilles heel", Queenstown Lakes district councillor John Mann says.
The Environment Canterbury hearings process to decide on crucial water for 16 new dairy farms in the Omarama and Ohau areas will continue, despite the Government calling in effluent resource consent applications and handing them to a board of inquiry to consider.
A Clydevale dairy farmer and his company were each fined $16,750 plus costs, in the Environment Court in Dunedin yesterday, for discharging dairy effluent to land.
One Arrowtown-based company is doing its bit to become more sustainable at this week's Michael Hill New Zealand Open and simultaneously help a deserving Wakatipu-based trust.
Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has joined those asking Environment Minister Nick Smith to call in the controversial Omarama-Ohau dairy farm consent applications.
Arrowtown residents have been asked to boil all drinking water after a routine testing showed e-coli in the Arrowtown supply.
The Alliance Group has cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 22% a unit of production since 2000 and hopes to help its farmer suppliers do the same.
A farmer has been granted two resource consents to use groundwater in the Maerewhenua catchment for irrigation - the fifth decision on 52 resource consents in the lower Waitaki catchment being considered by Environment Canterbury (ECan).
Environment Minister Nick Smith has until next Friday to decide whether to call in resource consent applications of two companies with controversial plans to establish new dairy farms in the Omarama and Ohau area.
Bickering over the science of climate change deflects the urgent need to arrive at some compromise between the willingness of states to address it and the needs of the global environment, argues Klaus Bosselmann.
The calling-in of resource consent applications "makes sense" because the issue of proposed large-scale dairy farm development in the Omarama and Ohau area was too big for Environment Canterbury to handle properly, Labour's water quality spokesman Brendon Burns said yesterday.
Worth talking about but of dubious benefit, is Environment Southland chief executive Ciaran Keogh's opinion on a proposal that the two southern regional councils should consider amalgamating.
Otago residents have a big decision ahead of them - deciding what level of water quality is acceptable.
Seed drilling within the Upper Manorburn-Lake Onslow landscape management area has been allowed under the Central Otago District Council's plan, through a ruling of the Environment Court.
Waikato Tainui and the Crown today signed a revised deed of settlement relating to the clean-up and environmental management of the Waikato River.
A leaked report recommends the Government remove up to 20% of Mount Aspiring National Park from a schedule of protected areas, opening the way for mining and exploration in the designated World Heritage area.