Kayakers pleaded with the Department of Conservation to
protect their access to remote whitewater rivers in the Mt
Aspiring National Park during the second day of hearings on
the park's draft management plan in Dunedin yesterday.
A property owner's battle
to rebuild on a burnt-out industrial site in Dunedin's
harbourside zone could be an "acid test" for the fate of
hundreds of jobs in the area, the Otago Chamber of Commerce