Recommendations from the Southern District Health Board's
review of rural maternity services will not be delivered
until the middle of the year, because the board wants to look
at the services in a wider context, funding and finance
general manager Robert Mackway-Jones says.
The number of earthquakes around the world is not increasing
but it might feel like it is because they have been hitting
heavily populated areas, geologist Prof Richard Norris, of
the University of Otago, says.
A draft regional
transportation policy encouraging housing development close
to public transport links risks being "big brother" and too
prescriptive, Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Vanessa van
The project to
realign the Waitati curve is on hold because of lack of
funding, New Zealand Transport Agency regional manager
(Southern) for planning and investment Bruce Richards said in
a roading projects update to yesterday's Otago Regional
Council transport committee.