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CENTRAL OTAGO DISTRICT
OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT
The Central Otago District Plan is the key document that assists the Central Otago
District Council to implement the Resource Management Act 1991 within the Central
Otago District. The District Plan is to be reviewed and you are invited to participate at this
early stage in the review process.
The Council invites comments from members of the public to assist in identifying the
significant resource management issues and any other matters that should be addressed
in the reviewed District Plan. You may have suggestions to make about what matters
should be dealt with in the reviewed District Plan; or you may have comments to make
about provisions in the current District Plan that should be looked at again in the review.
Please send your written comments to:
District Plan Review
c/- Central Otago District Council, PO Box 122, Alexandra 9340
If you prefer you may deliver your written comments to your nearest Council office or
email them to email@example.com. Your comments should be clearly labelled
"District Plan Review".
Please note that written comments are to be forwarded to the Council on or before
Friday, 21 June 2013.
SHORT AND SHARP
New law firm
Queenstown lawyer Dale Lloyd has
established a new boutique law firm in the
resort. A previous partner at Mactodd (2006
to 2013), her work covers family and civil law,
licensing, employment, criminal law, wills,
trusts and asset planning.
Keeping it Real
South Island tourism firm Real Journeys has
appointed a new director of sales. Ryan
Ingram was promoted from within the
company, where he worked for three years as
international sales manager for Australia,
India and Japan. Real Journeys chief
executive Richard Lauder said interviewees
were excellent but the firm could not ignore
Mr Ingram's industry knowledge and passion
for the business.
Looking into toll road
Placing a toll on an unsealed section of Mt
Aspiring Rd near Wanaka is to be
The Wanaka Community Board has decided to
ask Queenstown Lakes District Council staff
to work with the Department of Conservation
to research the feasibility of a toll road. Board
chairperson Lyal Cocks told the Mirror he
envisaged the toll road starting beyond the
entrance to Treble Cone ski field.
Maintaining the gravel road, which was
mainly used by visitors to Mt Aspiring
National Park, cost Wanaka ward ratepayers
a large amount.
Under his proposal, use of the road would be
free for ratepayers and people who worked in
SAS saved US soldiers
By GRANT BRYANT
Revelation: Internationally renowned investigative journalist Seymour Hersh with MC Finlay Macdonald reveals NZ SAS troops saved American
soldiers from being beheaded in Afghanistan.
Photo: GRANT BRYANT / FAIRFAX NZ 627874073
Top journalist hints at unknown Afghanistan heroics
New Zealand and Australian SAS troops
saved US soldiers from being beheaded
in Afghanistan, renowned journalist
Seymour Hersh has revealed.
Hersh broke the story of the My Lai
massacre, in which US troops killed up to
504 unarmed villagers including infants
and women during the Vietnam War,
and army brass tried to cover it up. He
also blew open US soldiers and private
contractors' torture and humiliation of
Iraqi inmates in Abu Ghraib prison in
Hersh gave a brief snippet of the Anzac
SAS feats while speaking as a guest of
Wanaka's Festival of Colour.
''New Zealand SAS troops saved US
soldiers from being beheaded in Tora
Bora - something that has not hit the
press before,'' he told a rapt audience.
''These guys have spotted and marked
targets for bombing, and been utilised for
sensitive communications and signalling
while everyone was being told [the
troops'] role was just to keep everything
The talk was part of a rundown
on Hersh's long and stellar
career as an investigative
journalist, in which he has
followed whispers and hunches
to the greatest halls of power,
and blown them open for the
world to see. When questioned
on Anzac SAS troops saving the
US soldiers Hersh kept his
replies minimal -- but hinted the
full story might one day be
written up in his simple but
''I like to write things -- not be a
source,'' he said.
However the Pulitzer Prize-
winner was happy to open up
about his time as a young
reporter in Chicago, when mid-
50s values, rife police corrup-
tion, racial segregation, and a
lack of health and safety laws made the
United States a very different country
than it is today.
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