A consortium representing more than 30,000 trampers, hunters,
mountaineers and mountain bikers is inviting outdoor groups
to bid for a slice of a $700,000 grant for upgrading
backcountry huts and tracks on public conservation land.
Police have issued a warning to the public in the wake of
several ''shoulder surfing'' thefts in the South.
An $8 million fund to enhance and maintain the national cycle
trail opened last week and the network's trailblazer may be
among the first to benefit.
A man is in a coma in Dunedin Hospital following a serious
car crash in west Otago at the weekend.
If new ''high productivity'' trucks are to be able to use the
roads between Dunedin and Queenstown, some bridges along the
route will need to strengthened.
The number of anglers breaking fishing regulations halved in
the past season but there are still people who continue to
fish without a licence, Fish and Game Otago says.
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