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The decision was confirmed by Dunedin City Council community services general manager Simon Pickford late this afternoon, following a meeting with Lime's Dunedin representatives earlier today.
It also followed the announcement by Auckland Council this afternoon it would temporarily suspend Lime scooters' licence, after the company disclosed 155 "irregular braking" incidents - 92 of them in Auckland - of which 30 resulted in injuries.
Mr Pickford said Lime's Dunedin representatives had volunteered to follow Auckland's example and remove the scooters from Dunedin streets.
That was expected to happen from tonight, he said.
The scooters would not be able to return to Dunedin streets until issues in Auckland were resolved to the satisfaction of Auckland Council.
The solution would then be rolled out nationwide.