Dunedin City Council-owned lines company Aurora Energy says a
planned $139.2 million investment in its network will create
about 20 jobs and help ensure the lights stay on as growth
picks up in Central Otago.
More than $1 billion of previously uninsured Dunedin City
Council assets are now covered in the event of a major
disaster, although questions remain over some details of the
new deal, council staff say.
A multimillion-dollar cut to New Zealand Transport Agency
funding for Dunedin roading projects is a ''bitter pill to
swallow'', and could have implications for work programmes
across the city, Dunedin City Council staff say.
Dunedin city councillor Jinty MacTavish has blasted the
''complete absence of leadership'' from central government
over climate change, leaving ratepayers to face a possible
$75 million bill to protect part of the city from sea level