The disparity between the average salaries in Taranaki and
Otago makes it imperative Dunedin does everything possible to
welcome Anadarko and Shell when they arrive to drill off the
coast of Otago, business leaders say.
The Oil Free Otago flotilla set up to hinder Anadarko's deep
sea drilling programme went against more than 150 years of
Port Otago's history, Otago Chamber of Commerce
past-president Peter McIntyre said yesterday.
The race is on as Dunedin vies with Invercargill to secure
hosting rights for an oil and gas base, after confirmation
oil giant Shell plans to drill a test well in search of
natural gas off the Otago coast.
The cost for a warrant of fitness inspection could increase
for motorists as a ''diabolical'' law change keeps unsafe
vehicles on New Zealand roads, Dunedin Warrant of Fitness
Centre inspector Phil Park says.