Wanaka landowner Mark Taylor says his company has been forced
to take court action against the Otago Regional Council and
Queenstown Lakes District Council because of damage to his
land caused by the construction of the Te Araroa
Dunedin's Water of Leith, once a pristine mountain stream, is today an ugly concrete-lined "drainage ditch". Mark Price looks at whether the millions to be spent on it will rescue the waterway or simply be washed out to sea.