The Queenstown Lakes District Council has yet to decide
whether to prosecute or recover more than $16,000 from the
group of people believed to be responsible for a fire on
Cecil Peak on Sunday night.
A fire which raged on Cecil Peak on Sunday night, eventually
burning itself out on Monday, appeared to have been started
by an ''unsupervised gas cooker''.
In the past 12 months, thousands of dollars have been raised
and many families have reaped the benefits of the Orphans Aid
Fair Trade store in Frankton.
The promoter of an independent school for Queenstown says the
project is ''slowly making some progress'' but the
announcement of an opening date is ''not imminent''.
Stage two of the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail got a $1
million boost yesterday after it was announced it is getting
a 2014 Lottery Significant Projects Fund grant.
Three people have been seriously hurt in a crash on State
Highway 6 near Gibbston this afternoon.
Despite inclement weather - including a ''brutal'' weather
front which swept through on Friday and early Sunday
afternoon rain which sent spectators from The Hills in droves
- the 2014 NZ Open has been hailed a success.
More than 20 people, including two future pupils, braved the
cold on Saturday morning to attend the dawn blessing of the
Shotover Primary School site at Shotover Country near
Queenstown's newest, and arguably the world's most scenic,
par 3 hole was officially opened by Prime Minister John Key
on Saturday afternoon.
Cris Judd has had his share of memorable moments as a
choreographer, dancer and actor, but this week in the
Wakatipu he is ticking off an item on his bucket list.
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