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An earthquake-triggered landslip damming the Shotover River is being advanced as a reason to reject a planned fast-tracked housing development. University of Canterbury geologist Prof Tim Davies says the risk of such a landslip has been ''potentially underestimated'' and the...
Top scientists are floating a plan to tackle lake snot. The question now is will the cash-rich Otago Regional Council, responsible for preserving the region's lakes, chip in. A high-powered summit of about 20 freshwater scientists and managers met in Dunedin...

Water quality warning shot

Queenstown Lakes’ new mayor has fired a water-quality warning shot across the Otago Regional Council’s bow. Jim Boult, who was elected last month and owns a home overlooking Lake Hayes, has formally written to the regional council over its "lack...
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