Otago Polytechnic culinary arts student Conor Pomroy (20)
enjoys the comforts of home while waiting for a bus on
Harbour Tce yesterday. Photo by Jane Dawber.
Which of these is the odd one out - couch, coffee table,
pot plant, curtains, Mona Lisa print, teddy bear, mat, bus
The Dunedin City Council says the bus shelter.
The latest resident protest over the lack of seating in the
new Dunedin bus shelters has resulted in one on Harbour Tce
being turned into a lounge.
But council transportation operations programme manager
Michael Harrison said it was likely the shelter's fixtures
would be removed.
"We can't leave it there. There may be a problem with how
safe the materials are. Are they going to get burnt?
"I can see the funny side of it.
"But it's likely to be removed for the safety of other
Mr Harrison said the issue of seating in bus shelters had
been brought to the attention of the Otago Regional Council,
which built them, and the city council, which is responsible
for their upkeep.
In response, both councils agreed seating installations would
be considered on a case-by-case basis.
"If someone wishes to have a seat in their bus shelter, they
only need to contact the DCC," Mr Harrison said.
"Where possible, we will do it."
He said seats had been installed in 15 of the 115 new
shelters already and five more had been requested which would
be responded to.