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Safety issues stop tour busses 300m short of Lake Clearwater

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Publish Date
Tue, 21 Nov 2023, 7:52am
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Safety issues stop tour busses 300m short of Lake Clearwater

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 21 Nov 2023, 7:52am

Tour bus access to one of the best views in the country is being restricted due to safety concerns. 

Signs stating 'no coaches' were placed in the Lake Clearwater hut settlement by the Ashburton District Council in June. 

It's been amended to ban coaches over 20 seats following a hearing. 

Ashburton Mayor, Neil Brown, told Mike Hosking that it's been problematic for Bach owners. 

He says the road is unsealed and the buses create dust, making it a safety issue. 

Brown says the buses now park at the main road and passengers walk 300 metres to the lake's edge. 

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