Otago river and lake level alert
Monday 14 January 2013 12
Otago river and lake level
River and lake levels will continue to
remain high in Wakatipu, Wanaka, and Hawea lake catchments
for several days.
Otago Regional Council flood managers
are continuing to closely monitor Otago river and lake
levels, with further rainfall expected in the western ranges
Lake Wakatipu is currently at 311.14m, and
Lake Wanaka is at 279.26m.
Flows in the Lower
Clutha/Matau-Au at Balclutha remain high, and are expected
to peak at around 1450 cubic metres per second tomorrow
River level and rainfall information can be
checked on the ORC water info webpage
www.orc.govt.nz/waterinfo or by phoning
© Scoop Media
Gordon Campbell: On The Wage Hike For MPs (and Paul Robeson)
Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on the already bloated salaries of MPs, or their pantomime of outrage at being gifted with such a wonderful back-dated bonanza?
As usual, Prime Minister John Key has busily tried to distance himself from the political fallout, even though he happens to be the main beneficiary of the Remuneration Authority’s generosity. Finance Minister Bill English says with a straight face that it would actually be very hard to give the money back...
Even if it were true, it would actually be very easy for English and any other guilty colleagues, to give the extra money away. There are any number of food banks or homeless shelters who would be able to put the money to good use. More>>