Otago power consumers could potentially pay their lines company up to $500 over three years, as it embarks on a $400 million investment programme.
Aurora delivers electricity to 90,000 customers in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes and is asking the public to comment on a draft proposal detailing their future investment.
The Otago Daily Times newspaper has been heavily criticised for a cartoon it ran in print on Tuesday.
The cartoon by Garrick Tremain depicted two woman walking out of a travel agent, with one saying to the other: "I asked, 'What are the least popular spots at the moment?' She said: 'The ones people are picking up in Samoa.'"
The Samoan Government has completely shutdown its private sector following the deaths of 55 people there, most of whom were children.
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Because pencils confused him. 2B or not 2B?
OPINION: Who doesn't love Cathedral Cove? But, I think that's its problem.
With popularity comes crowds and queues - which really gets in the way of experiencing its beauty.
So when I stumbled across a stunning little stretch of coast near Dunedin, it immediately reminded me of everything I love about Cathedral Cove - minus the over-tourism.