Environment

‘Search and destroy’ kills 19 wallabies

A recent wallaby "search and destroy'' mission conducted by Environment Canterbury (ECan) south of the Waitaki River has bagged 19 wallabies. Sightings of wallabies in...

Erosion continues to bite

Heavy seas that hit the coast of New Zealand nearly two weeks ago caused further erosion to a section of road in Oamaru, Waitaki District...

Best breeding at penguin colony

Blue penguins are out in force with the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony having recorded its best breeding season. In the 2014-15 breeding season 406 chicks...

No flow-altering in N. Otago

Altering river flows is not an issue in North Otago, as far as the Otago Regional Council is aware. An Environment Canterbury spokesperson confirmed yesterday...

Oamaru to host marine forum

A Marine Protection Forum is heading to Oamaru this week. The forum has been established to look at areas of the coast from Timaru to...

Test-drilling planned

Test-drilling of an on-shore oil and gas prospect on land north of Oamaru could get under way within the next 12 to 18 months. Canadian-based...

Dog owners warned about algae

Otago's dry summer has created an ideal climate for potentially toxic blue-green algae to flourish in rivers. This has prompted a precautionary warning from the...

Saving the world – one bike at a time

An Oamaru man has started a project to help the environment and have a bit of fun while he's at it. Zim Sherman, through the...

Rivers too low for fishing

The Kakanui river, Wainakarua and Waihao rivers water levels are very low and anyone wanting to fish them will be out of luck. Rivers around...

Drought risk increasing

Hot sunny weather has been prominent in North Otago over the last couple of months, and if it continues North Otago Federated Farmers president...

Kakanui monitoring project to begin

An environmental monitoring project focused on improving farming in the Kakanui catchment is set to begin this week. The two month programme is being conducted...

Rival blue penguin colony ‘no hindrance to Oamaru’

Tourism Waitaki general manager Jason Gaskill says a blue penguin colony in Timaru will not harm Oamaru in anyway. More and more blue penguins are...

Communities for Clean Water action day held

A community river action day initiated by Kakanui ratepayers was held yesterday as part of the Communities for Clean Water weekend. The day was hosted...

Seven penguins found dead at creek mouth

The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony will have trouble investigating the deaths of seven penguins on Monday because there is not enough information, research scientist...

Doc pursuing leads following seal attack

The Department of Conservation is following leads from the public to find the owner of two dogs which attacked a seal in Kakanui on...
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