A travel specialist based in the Netherlands has offered to
do what the Queenstown Lakes District Council would not -
give two German tourists $1400, the cost of a car crushed by
a Lombardy poplar in Queenstown on January 17.
An Auckland arborist is expected to complete an assessment of
about 22 trees along Lake Esplanade today - but it is too
soon to say if any need to be felled after a 120-year-old
Lombardy poplar was blown over on Friday night.
Three Department of Conservation staff spent much of
yesterday attempting to establish a ''new line'' of track
from Dredge Flat to just past Sandy Bluff on the Rees-Dart
circuit after a massive landslip made the section impassable.