Snow is falling in Southland and parts of Otago as officials
make final preparations for the polar blast that could cause
chaos for many regions.
More than a month's rainfall fell in 24 hours along coastal
Otago yesterday, flooding roads, rail lines and farmland.
New Zealand Transport Agency's latest procedures and rules,
if adopted, will go against what the Otago Regional Council
believes is good for Otago's public transport system.
A cheaper option for easing flooding concerns for Dunedin's
central city appears to have been ruled out by the University
of Otago's latest building plans.
Further shifts in attitude need to occur if water quality is
to remain in ''good health'' in Central Otago, the Otago
Regional Council says.
Bad discharge practices could be promoted by the granting of
stormwater discharge consents to the Dunedin City Council,
the Otago Regional Council says.
Part of a cliff face has fallen on to an Aramoana beach,
narrowly missing a colony of endangered yellow-eyed penguins.
Dunedin, Mosgiel and Balclutha residents can no longer get a
subsidy to install a clean heating appliance, but their more
inland neighbours still will.
Beautiful clear days, little wind and cold nights brought
some of the worst air quality results seen in a year to
Alexandra and Cromwell last week.
Otago's winter visitors have begun arriving much to the
delight of coastal residents.
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