The estimated cost of fixing the damage to Dunedin's roads
from last month's coastal flooding has nearly doubled and the
damage to Otago's highways is estimated to be about $300,000.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council will this evening hold
a meeting to discuss last month's flood with the community.
Mayor Clive Geddes said he had already had a debriefing with
the council's emergency management team.
Whether or not there is a future for the Taieri spill gates
tampered with during last month's flood is being investigated
by the Otago Regional Council.
The University of Otago's master plan is forcing the Otago
Regional Council to look at alternative approaches to its
Leith-Lindsay flood protection scheme.
Proposals for flood mitigation works at East Taieri need to
be taken to residents "with haste", Otago regional councillor
David Shepherd says.
A few remaining showers are expected to clear over Otago
today, after another day of heavy rain caused surface
flooding and road closures in North Otago and around Dunedin.
There's nothing like tucking in to a hot pie after braving
winter weather to play rugby.
The 1980 Taieri Plain flood is considered one of the most
devastating to hit the area and has shaped the level of flood
protection there since.
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