The rescue of two men stranded in the fast-flowing Kawarau
River yesterday was yet another "lesson for everyone" on the
waterways to wear a life jacket, Queenstown Lakes District
Harbour Master Marty Black says.
Fraser Waters (12, right) leads Mathew Leach (11) around a
buoy, with Kendall Brook (10) in the background, during the
Otago Yachting Association-Water Safety New Zealand holiday
sailing programme on Otago Harbour yesterday.
The Dunedin City Council will consider costly improvements to
Dunedin's water infrastructure to address fears chemicals
leaching from former industrial sites are contributing to the
contamination of Otago Harbour.
Changes afoot in regulations governing water use in
Otago will influence the region's prosperity for years to
come, the Otago Regional Council says. Rebecca Fox looks at
the council's sometimes controversial approach to water
quality and quantity.