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.
The New Zealand Transport Agency will review recommendations
from Otago-Southland Coroner David Crerar, who is calling for
tighter regulations for overseas drivers in New Zealand.
Motorists are adapting well to changes along State Highway 1
through central Dunedin.
A piece of Dunedin's history lies buried under the city's
latest highway development.
Dunedin City Council transport and New Zealand Transport
Agency staff are satisfied trucks will be stopped from
entering Dunedin's Cadbury factory site from Anzac Ave after
discussions with the company.
The Otago Regional Council is a step closer to retaining new
public bus service contracts, following Labour Party support
for an amendment to proposed legislation.
A review of how government funding for roads is distributed
could have ''reasonable implications for this district''
Central Otago District Council roading committee deputy
chairman Barry Becker says.
More than $70,000 has been sought by the New Zealand
Transport Agency for costs associated with nine road crashes
in Otago and Southland last year.
The air has been cleared between Central Otago Mayor Tony
Lepper and the New Zealand Transport Agency after a meeting
yesterday at which the state of Nevis Bluff was explained.
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