Wakatipu residents and tourists "need to decide whether they
want a bus service or a taxi service", Connectabus managing
director Ewen McCammon says in response to fierce public
criticism of his company's services in Queenstown.
Otago Regional councillors have asked staff to come up with a
range of options which could halt declining bus patronage,
although Cr Sam Neill says the move is a "knee-jerk" and
"political" reaction to the figures presented.
New water-take measurement and reporting regulations should
be seen as an "opportunity" rather than an impediment by
Otago's mining privilege holders, Otago Regional Council
resource management director Selva Selvarajah says.