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Otago Regional Council gets involved in freedom camping issue

At the urging of councillors, the Otago Regional Council has signalled its intention to get involved in the freedom camping issue.

Top water science students share prize

Two University of Waikato students will share this year’s water sciences prize after the selection panel couldn’t separate the pair.

Summer water restrictions lifted in Clutha

Water restrictions for the entire district are no longer in force, due to the onset of cooler temperatures and recent rain.

Thanks to all those that made the effort to follow this year's restrictions, especially during the prolonged dry periods.

Rats being used to detect landmines at Tuberculosis

Rats are being used to detect landmines and sniff out the deadly disease Tuberculosis (TB), and University of Waikato animal behaviour experts have been working with the animals in Africa with an organisation called APOPO.

E coli at Frankton Bay

E. coli reported at Frankton Bay Otago Regional Council (ORC) water quality samples taken from Frankton Bay at Lake Wakatipu have shown high levels of the bacteria E. coli.

Planned work starts on refurbishment of Civic Square pools

As part of the ongoing upgrade of Civic Square, the refurbishment of the decorative pools beside the City Library starts on Monday 26 February.

Mangrove submitters to be heard in Thames

Parliament’s Governance and Administration select committee will travel to Thames to hear submissions on the Mangrove Management Bill being sponsored by Coromandel MP Scott Simpson.

UCOL Whanganui Campus celebrates ten years on the Quay

Ten years ago in 2008, the doors to the new UCOL Whanganui Campus opened. It’s time to celebrate the inspiring blend of heritage buildings, modern facilities and range of tertiary study programmes that attracts highly motivated students and staff to UCOL from many parts of the world.

The molecular dance of life

Figuring out how enzymes dramatically speed up chemical reactions in cells is a step closer, after work by researchers at Waikato and Bristol Universities.

New technology deployed to prevent sea lion pup deaths - DOC

Scientists from the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Deepwater Group (DWG) say GPS technology and remote cameras are helping them better understand how to prevent sea lion pups from dying on the subantarctic islands.

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