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Dunedin's main shopping street is getting a 21st century makeover, but councillors have yet to decide what direction the street will head.
A detailed business case, which will be debated by city councillors on Tuesday, stopped short of recommending whether the street should remain two-way or become one-way.
The advantage of a one-way system was that it offered more space, and had support from vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists, the business case notes.
However, it did not have any support from the retail and commercial members of a central city advisory group.
Read more here and tell us what option you prefer and why in the comments below.
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“Our portable bed provides a convenient and cost-effective way to access your own fresh produce within your own home,” says Charla Stretch, the CEO of Vitanic, the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) company set up by five students from Tokoroa High School.