Putting on glasses which simulate visual impairments has
opened many people's eyes to how difficult everyday
activities can be for those with vision problems.
Further land development in the Upper Clutha Valley will
increase the risk from hazards, the Otago Regional Council
Old town infrastructure has been partly blamed for water
discharge and take non-compliance which has caused
An ''exceptionally'' warm June and a late warm spell failed
to produce another record-setting winter, Niwa has confirmed.
A proposal to change the route and frequency of a bus service
to Brockville has led to about 200 submissions being made to
a proposed transport plan.
Six weeks ago Jakkii Goody, of Napier, swapped from being a
stall holder to running the Great New Zealand Craft Show,
which is on this weekend in Dunedin.
An inspection regime for septic tanks is likely to be needed
but more information will be required before the Otago
Regional Council sets a policy, chief executive Peter Bodeker
A push by a councillor to change the Otago Regional Council's
voting system for the 2016 local body elections has been
derailed due to his need to catch a plane.
Dairy farmers who fail to improve their systems to protect
the environment and those in catchments with degraded water
quality will face more inspections from the Otago Regional
Council this season.
The combination of northwesterly winds and the foehn effect
which hit the South Island at the start of August combined to
produce record-breaking temperatures, Niwa says.
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