Your Say


Bouquets go to the drivers who slow to 20kms passing school buses. Having just driven around Otago and Southland I came across at least six situations where drivers responsibly slowed going past school buses.

State House sales

Housing New Zealand is selling a house in Queenstown (ODT Thursday, 19 May). According to the South Island regional portfolio boss, Monique Fouwler, this house has been vacant for some time. Queenstown has a housing crisis so why are HNZ allowing their houses to remain vacant? Can Monique Fouwler explain how HNZ has determined there is a low demand for social housing in Queenstown?

Parker's wishing well

Yesterday on Radio New Zealand failed Labour Party leadership aspirant David Parker was strident in his determination to put a new tax on water users.

Our city's trees

We must preserve and nourish the natural resources that remain in our city. The green belt and garden trees must be protected. They, along with other plant life, are our only source of oxygen.

Look to Christchurch for clues

ODT reader Hype.O.Thermia wrote the following in reply to a story on the launch of a Dunedin CBD revitalisation group

Grammar or spelling errors

Whatever happened to the practice of indicating incorrect use of language etc, when reporting verbatim or printing contributions such as letters to editors? Has the ODT abandoned the once standard newspaper use of [sic] after such errors?

Queenstown vs Wicked Campers

I wish to express my support for Wicked Campers and their vibrant, smile-inducing art work.


It is almost beyond belief that the Queenstown Council is threatening fines for such creative freedom of self-expression. Obviously the great NZ clobbering machine is at work again.


City of Dunedin debt

When Mr Harland left the DCC I wrote:

DCC and Gigatown

Did you bother to read the latest missive from the DCC?

It's the Annual Plan Consultation Document. Under "Supporting economic development" at the top of the page it says GigCity (yet another name for Gigatown). A total of $250,000 for GigCity been included in the plan for 2016-17.

Mail delivery

Mail delivery

Now that we have three times weekly delivery of snail mail, we are finding out some of the thorns.  

For those of us that get delivery on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, there will be a week over Easter that there is no mail delivery. 


Recently I was a client of ward 4 A at Dunedin Public Hospitol and I can not speak more highly of the staff there. One gets the impression they work in spite of management rather than because of them ! Yes the hospitol is tatty, run down and an absolute maze of a place to get around with most facilities such as Xray, ultra sound and MRI a fair hike from the wards !

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