The idea that the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society
can, through the Environment Court, halt agricultural work on
privately owned land rankles with retired Roxburgh farmer and
Otago regional councillor Gerry Eckhoff.
The discovery of asbestos in KiwiRail trains built in China -
after Dunedin's Hillside Engineering Workshops was overlooked
for the work - shows what can go wrong with cost-cutting,
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says.