Health and water authorities believe the norovirus outbreak
in the Cardrona Valley has added urgency to the debate over
how to dispose of the township's wastewater, the suggestion
being raised of piping it to Wanaka.
It will be another three years before work on a new sports
and events centre at Wanaka is likely to begin, but already
questions are being asked about whether it will be big
enough, and how it might be expanded.
High-country farmers believe many of the measures in the
Otago Regional Council's proposed plan change 6A designed to
maintain and improve water quality will be unworkable in
their farming environments.