Hackers managed to get into the audio system of Lime scooters in Brisbane, forcing some to be pulled off the streets after they began playing startling messages through their speakers.
In the three months Lime's been offering its e-scooter service in Dunedin it's been extremely popular and exceptionally controversial. Tim Miller went behind the doors of the company's Dunedin base to observe how it runs.
One person has been taken to Dunedin Hospital by ambulance following a crash between a car and a Lime e-scooter at the intersection of Cumberland St and St Andrew St this evening.
The Transport Agency (NZTA) is under rising pressure to regulate e-scooter use.
Dunedin will soon follow others cities, including Auckland and Christchurch, and require e-scooters companies to hold a licence and pay a fee to operate.
E-scooters have been allowed on to footpaths and roads without the risk assessments a transport official has said were necessary.
After five months enjoying Auckland streets to itself, Lime e-scooters have a rival.
Lime e-scooters will be back in Dunedin streets tomorrow morning.
Lime e-scooters' safety record will continue to be under the microscope when they return to Dunedin streets.
Hundreds of dollars have been lost by those who collect Lime e-scooters from Dunedin's streets, as a result of the temporary safety recall.
Lime e-scooters have been given the all-clear to return to Dunedin streets but fans may have to wait until next week for their next trip.
Hot on the heels of Lime e-scooters being pulled from Dunedin streets Christchurch City councillors have voted to allow Lime to expand its fleet in the city.
A decision on Lime scooters' return to Dunedin streets is expected in the coming days.
Auckland Council is waiting for the final pieces of a review into electric scooter operator Lime's safety and management and processes before making a decision about whether to lift its suspension.
Dunedin remains free of Lime scooters while the company strives to bring its safety up to scratch.
Dunedin will be Lime scooter-free for at least another day while the company strives to bring its safety up to scratch.
The Automobile Association is calling for all Lime scooters to be taken off the country's streets until they are proven safe.
Both Dunedin and Auckland councillors have questioned the need for the thousands of emails received from Lime e-scooter supporters, as Lime works to fix a problem that resulted in riders being injured.
The DCC says Lime is "doing the right thing'' by pulling its e-scooters from Dunedin streets over brake safety concerns.
Dunedin is to follow in Auckland's footsteps and withdraw Lime e-scooters with immediate effect.