Submissions from as afar afield as Costa Rica and Germany have been made to the Dunedin City Council to protect the habitat of a killer worm that lives beside the Caversham Highway.
Highway maintenance budgets are being "stretched" in Otago and Southland as contractors have to keep clearing roads in the wake of two severe snowstorms this winter.
Rural local authorities are weighing up their roading costs after the recent polar blast as they consider applications for emergency funds from the New Zealand Transport Agency to assist with clean-up operations.
Motorists using the Caversham bypass will face a disruption to their evening travel next Thursday, when contractors close the northbound lane to remove a pedestrian overbridge across State Highway 1.
A transport strategy containing a 30-year guide for prioritising funding bids for Otago transport projects was described as a "filter for where government money will go" before it was approved by regional councillors in Dunedin this week.
A traffic survey is to be carried out in Duntroon next month as part of an investigation into the town's speed limit, which the Duntroon and District Development Association and some residents want lowered.
A renewed call for the construction of better bridges on several key Otago highways is among the many amendments to be considered at the penultimate meeting of the Otago Regional Council's transport committee tomorrow.
Residents are relieved the Tawanui bridge in the Catlins has finally been replaced.
Proposed changes to the financial assistance rates for public transport and transport planning have been described by the Otago Regional Council as "offensive" and having gone "a bit too far".
Funding for state highway transport projects within Otago and Southland could be compromised by a decision to rank State Highway 1 between Dunedin and Invercargill in a secondary tier of nationally important routes.
Future investment in Otago's transport network is likely to be prioritised towards maintaining the region's highways and roads, with the potential for diverting more freight options towards rail, and pushing for ongoing improvements to travel safety.
Crises of conscience, or fear, looks to have led dozens of Otago people into re-registering their vehicles correctly, but those who have not, might be facing a court appearance.
A demolition crew has moved in to pull down the first house in a row of 20 properties which will eventually be removed to make way for an upgrade of Caversham Valley Rd.
Gritting of alpine roads will continue in the Queenstown Lakes district this winter, after a flood of submissions convinced the New Zealand Transport Agency and the district council to keep funding the safety measure.
Duntroon is not giving up its fight to have the speed limit lowered in the town.
The quality of Otago regional bus fleets could be compromised by a proposed national standard for urban buses which ignores the gains in quality made during the past five years, Otago Regional councillors say.
Otago regional councillor Duncan Butcher has spoken out about continuing problems with effluent being discharged from stock trucks in Central Otago.
Dunedin motorists are set to benefit from a transport package of highway and roading network upgrades totalling about $85 million during the next five years.
Five plus a day will take on a new meaning around Dunedin at the weekend, with a new campaign promising motorists they will encounter a police officer at least five times on their travels this weekend, Queen's Birthday.
Some Otago vehicle owners appear to be pretending to own ambulances to get hundreds of dollars off the cost of their registrations.