Lake Level Advisory
As forecast, the
Queenstown Lakes District Council is not anticipating any
problems resulting from high lake levels in the district
today. The Otago Regional Council has advised that modelling
indicates both lakes will peak at around 3-6pm with levels
not expected to cause issues. Lakes will be high and some
ponding may occur in low lying foreshore reserve areas but
it is entirely business as usual in the district. The
Council will keep a watching brief on the foreshore areas.
Back country roads in the area are being inspected this
morning, at this stage Greenstone, Kinloch, Paradise and the
Mount Aspiring Roads remain closed but these roads will
re-open as flow and repair permit. The remainder of the
roading network in the Lakes District is
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David Cunliffe And
The Future Of The
David Cunliffe met with the press today after Saturday’s disappointing election result for The Labour Party.
“We are all deeply concerned by the result of our party vote. I want to be clear that I, as leader, am responsible for that result” Cunliffe said. Although he called the results “deeply disappointing” Cunliffe said “the voters are always right”.
He felt that Labour needed to make improvements and take action: “We don’t need months to get feedback from members of the public, we've had a lot over the past 48 hours”. More>>
Update: After a seven hour caucus meeting David Cunliffe has announced Chris Hipkins and Carmel Sepuloni as new party whips and said the Labour council will hold an independent review into the election result. He did not comment on any leadership vote.