The failings and poor decision-making of Easy Rider
skipper Rewai Karetai are highlighted in a damning report
into the sinking of the fishing vessel in Foveaux Strait last
year, which left eight people dead.
A controversial proposal to build a highway linking Haast to
Milford Sound via the Hollyford Valley should be supported in
principle by the Southland District Council, council chief
executive Dave Adamson recommends.
The Local Government Commission ''substantially supported''
the new representational structure for the Southland District
Council, which the council itself proposed, chief executive
Dave Adamson said this week.
It is time for Southlanders collectively to think about
building water storage reservoirs to prepare for future dry
spells such as the one being experienced, Federated Farmers
Southland provincial president Russell MacPherson says.