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Action on tourist driver crashes coming

Action on tourist driver crashes coming

A collaboration between the New Zealand Transport Agency and southern organisations is aimed at reducing the high rate of death and injury road crashes in the South caused by overseas drivers.

Orange markers reign supreme

Orange markers reign supreme

At least $40 million is being spent on roadworks by the city council and New Zealand Transport Agency each year and another $50 million on cycleways over the next decade - not to mention the roll-out of ultrafast broadband. Debbie Porteous discovers digging up Dunedin is big business.

Right direction, but long way to go

Right direction, but long way to go

The New Zealand Transport Agency recently released data to the Otago Daily Times detailing factors contributing to accidents on Otago's state highway network, as well as the months in which accidents occurred. Leith Huffadine took a deeper look into what the numbers mean.

Two Otago roads high risk

Two roads in the Otago region are classified as high risk by the New Zealand Transport Agency.

Flash new ice warning on trial

Flash new ice warning on trial

The New Zealand Transport Agency will be hoping for some sub-zero temperatures this winter, as they again trial a new ice warning system in Otago.

Winners and losers in road funding

Winners and losers in road funding

Government plans to bring forward construction of a new bridge at Kawarau Falls is ''sensational news'' which will help deliver a complete ''world-class experience'' for visitors, Destination Queenstown chief executive Graham Budd says.

Council to carry cost of sharrows, monitoring

The cost of a Dunedin trial of ''sharrows'' - symbols painted on roads to tell motorists the roads are to be shared with cyclists - will be carried by the city council.

Tensions over bus service

Tensions over bus service

A rock hurled through the window of a Dunedin night bus - while passengers were on board - is the latest sign of escalating tension between the operator and some city taxi drivers, it has been claimed.

Road funding consternation

Road funding consternation

As government funding for roads comes under review, the burden of cost is increasingly shifting on to local ratepayers. In the South, many districts face a crossroads. To keep the regions moving, do councils raise rates, or let roads fall by the wayside?

Bridge replacements major expense

Bridge replacements major expense

Central Otago roads could get ''a little'' rougher before they are repaired under a new funding model, a council roading engineer concedes.

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