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Arrowtown development concerns

Arrowtown development concerns

Arrowtown attracts many tourists with its appealing historical ambience, a reminder of its gold-rush days. But the number of visitors, and the ensuing development pressures, make many locals anxious. This cartoon, showing Arrowtown surrounded by snaking roads and new housing subdivisions, was used to illustrate a 2009 article about the town's growth.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - Government and politics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015