17 Apr 2024

Around the motu: Tess Brunton in Dunedin

From Nine To Noon, 10:45 am on 17 April 2024
OceanaGold 's fully electric hydraulic shovel

Photo: RNZ / Tess Brunton

North Otago gold mine OceanaGold has unveiled a fully electric excavator. 

The race is on to secure a water supply for the Otago town of Lawrence, with only four to six weeks' capacity left due to quality concerns at the Phoenix Dam.  

Invercargill mayor Nobby Clark is facing a code of conduct investigation after he repeatedly used a racial slur during a television interview. And the small community of Bluecliffs is exploring options, as erosion eats away at the coastline.