Continuing to dump dredged spoil from Otago Harbour's
shipping channel at existing sites will not negatively affect
the protected nationally significant surfing breaks at
Aramoana and Whareakeake, Port Otago specialists say.
A rare combination of good bird numbers and a ''scruffy
forecast'' should mean duck shooters ''gain the upper hand on
the game birds for a change'', Otago Fish and Game Council
operations manager Ian Hadland says.