The introduction of tougher practical driving tests for
restricted licences in a bid to improve road safety for young
novices behind the wheel has produced its first casualties -
Mosgiel and Wanaka have been dropped as test venues.
A plea to prioritise a planned Kawarau Falls replacement
bridge at Queenstown's State Highway 6 southern gateway
appears to have fallen on deaf ears and the project has been
ranked behind a replacement crossing for the 123-year-old
Beaumont Bridge on SH8.