Two major South Island tourist routes which remained closed
yesterday due to slips and avalanches, will be reassessed by
the New Zealand Transport Agency today.
New speed limits will be in place on State Highway 1 north
and south of Balclutha from Monday.
The Milford road from the Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound is
now open around the clock again, the New Zealand Transport
Agency (NZTA) says.
Southern red-light runners have clocked up more than $160,000
in infringement fines in just 12 months.
A more collaborative approach to public transport is needed
if Dunedin is to solve its future roading problems, the Otago
Regional Council says.
Dunedin's multimillion-dollar cycleway plans have hit a speed
bump after opposition from a group of businesses forced part
of the new network to be put on hold.
Work to replace a flood-damaged culvert that closed a section
of State Highway 1 near Waipahi earlier this month should be
finished by tomorrow.
Four serious crashes - including two involving fatalities -
on Southern roads late last month has prompted a reminder to
Drivers with foreign licences have been involved in more than
6000 fatal and injury crashes on New Zealand roads in the
New Zealand Transport Agency's latest procedures and rules,
if adopted, will go against what the Otago Regional Council
believes is good for Otago's public transport system.
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